If you are a resident of the United States who was the original purchaser of one or more LG front-loading Washer, for home and not commercial use, between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2006, you may be entitled to cash or other compensation as part of a class action settlement.
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that alleges LG-brand front-loading washing machines (“Washers”) had an undisclosed propensity to develop a Mold and/or mold-related Odor Problem. LG denies it did anything wrong. The Court has not decided who is right.
If you actually experienced a Mold and/or mold-related Odor Problem, you may be entitled to compensation in the form of either (1) a cash payment of thirty-five ($35.00) in the form of a check, or (2) a Washer Rebate Certificate worth one hundred and five dollars ($105.00), redeemable after you purchase a new Washer from an authorized Washer retailer.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the FAQ notice carefully.
All residents of the United States and its territories who were the original purchasers of one or more “Washers”, for home and not commercial use, between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2006. Excluded from the Class are: (1) LG USA; (2) retailers, wholesalers, and other individuals or entities that purchased the Washers for resale; (3) the United States government and any agency or instrumentality thereof; (4) the judge to whom this case is assigned and any member of the judge’s immediate family; and (5) Settlement Class Members who timely and validly opt to exclude themselves from the Settlement Class.
Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
Deadline: October 10, 2016
The only way to get a cash payment or a Washer Rebate Certificate.
You must complete and submit a Claim Form, including required documentation. Your Claim Form and documentation must be submitted online or faxed no later than October 10, 2016. If submitted by U.S. mail, your Claim Form and documentation must have a postmark no later than October 10, 2016.
CLICK HERE to file a claim online.
Deadline:September 8, 2016
This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of another lawsuit against the Defendants about the legal claims resolved by this Settlement. If you exclude yourself from this Settlement, you will not be entitled to any of the benefits from this Settlement.
To be valid, your request for exclusion must be sent to the Settlement Administrator at the address below with a postmark no later than September 8, 2016.
LG USA Front-Loading Washing Machine Settlement ICA
ATTN: Opt Out Requests
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Deadline: September 8, 2016
The only way to tell the Court that you are unhappy with something about the Settlement.
Class Members may serve written objections to the Settlement, or to Class Counsel’s application for Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses.
The objection must include (i) the Class Member’s full name and current address and telephone number; (ii) the serial number of the Washer the Class Member owns or owned (or, for Prequalified Class members, their unique identification number); (iii) a description of all of the Class Member’s objections, the specific reasons therefore, and any and all supporting papers, including, without limitation, all briefs, written evidence, and declarations; and (iv) the Class Member’s signature. Class Members submitting objections who wish to appear either personally or through counsel at the Fairness Hearing and present their objections to the Court orally must include a written statement of intent to appear at the Fairness Hearing in the manner prescribed by the Notice. Only Class Members who specify in their objections that they intend to appear personally or through counsel at the Fairness Hearing will have the right to present their objections orally at the Fairness Hearing. Settlement Class Members who do not submit timely written objections will not be permitted to present their objections at the Fairness Hearing.
To be considered, any such objection must be mailed to the Clerk of the Court, with copies to Class Counsel and counsel for LG USA not later than September 8, 2016 (i.e., must be either received by the Clerk or be postmarked no later than September 8, 2016).
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Martin Luther King Building and U.S. Courthouse
50 Walnut Street
Newark, NJ 07101
Steven A. Schwartz
Alison G. Gushue
CHIMICLES & TIKELLIS LLP
One Haverford Centre
361 W. Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
James E. Cecchi
CARELLA, BYRNE, CECCHI, OLSTEIN, BRODY & AGNELLO, P.C.
5 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, NJ 07068
Jonathan D. Selbin
Jason L. Lichtman
LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP
250 Hudson Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Oren S. Giskan
GISKAN, SOLOTAROFF, ANDERSEN & STEWART, LLP
11 Broadway, Suite 2150
New York, NY 10004
James C. Shah
SHEPHERD, FINKELMAN, MILLER & SHAH, LLP
35 East State Street
Media, PA 19063
Winston & Strawn LLP
35 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9703
ATTEND THE HEARING
October 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST
The Court entered an order preliminarily approving the Settlement Agreement on June 17, 2016. The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing at 11:00 a.m. on October 13, 2016 at the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, to consider whether the Settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable, and whether it should be finally approved. If there are objections, the Court will consider them. The Court will listen to people who have asked to speak at the hearing. The Court may also decide the amount of fees, costs and expenses to award Class Counsel and the payment amount to the Class Representatives. This hearing may be continued or rescheduled by the Court without further notice to the Settlement Class.
If you do nothing, you will not receive a settlement benefit, and you will give up your right to ever be part of another lawsuit against Defendants about the legal claims resolved by this Settlement. Please read the FAQ notice carefully.
These rights and options are explained in the FAQ Notice.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Benefits will be issued if you submit a valid claim, the Court approves the Settlement, and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.
CONTACT THE SETTLEMENT ADMINISTRATOR
MAIL: LG USA Front-Loading Washing Machine Settlement ICA 1801 Market Street, Suite 660 Philadelphia, PA 19103
CLICK HERE to file a claim online.
Important Dates and Documents:
September 8, 2016 - Request for Exclusion from the Settlement Class must be postmarked by this date.
September 8, 2016 - Objection Letter must be either received by the Clerk or be postmarked by this date.
October 10, 2016 - Claim Form must be postmarked by this date (if sent by mail), or filed on-line or via fax by this date.
October 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. - Fairness Hearing