In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation

Case No. 1:08-WP-65000 (MDL 2001)


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If you purchased, acquired, or received as a gift a new Whirlpool, Kenmore, or Maytag front-loading washing machine manufactured between 2001 and 2010, you may be entitled to cash or other compensation as part of a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached with Whirlpool Corporation (“Whirlpool”) and Sears, Roebuck and Co. (“Sears”) (together, “Defendants”) in several class action lawsuits claiming that certain front-loading washing machines manufactured between 2001 and 2010 fail to adequately self-clean themselves of laundry residue, resulting in mold or mildew buildup that can cause bad odors and ruined laundry. Defendants deny they did anything wrong. CLICK HERE to see a complete list of the washer models that are included in the settlement, referred to as the “Class Washers.”

If you are included in the Settlement, you may qualify for one of a variety of benefits including a cash payment, a rebate on the purchase of a new washing machine or dryer, or reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to past mold or odor problems in your washing machine.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the FAQ notice carefully.

CLASS DEFINITION:

All residents of the United States and its territories who (a) purchased a new Class Washer, (b) acquired a Class Washer as part of the purchase or remodel of a home, or (c) received as a gift a new Class Washer not used by the donor or by anyone else after the donor purchased the Class Washer and before the donor gave the Class Washer to the Class Member. Excluded from the Settlement Class are (a) officers, directors, and employees of Whirlpool or Sears, or their parents or subsidiaries, (b) insurers of Class Members, (c) subrogees or all entities claiming to be subrogated to the rights of a Class Washer purchaser, a Class Washer owner, or a Class Member, and (d) all third-party issuers or providers of extended warranties or service contracts for Class Washers.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

Deadline: October 11, 2016

The only way to get a cash payment, a rebate for the purchase of a new washing machine or dryer, or reimbursement for the repair or replacement of a washing machine with mold or odor problems.

You must complete and submit a Claim Form, including required documentation. Your Claim Form and documentation must be submitted online no later than, or mailed via U.S. Mail with a postmark no later than, October 11, 2016.

CLICK HERE to file a claim online.


EXCLUDE YOURSELF

The deadline to Request Exclusion from the Settlement Class has passed.

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 Opt-Out Form or request for exclusion must be sent to the Settlement Administrator at the address below with a postmark no later than August 9, 2016.

In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washers Settlement
ATTN: Exclusion Requests
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103


OBJECT

The deadline to submit an Objection to the Settlement has passed.

The only way to tell the Court that you are unhappy with something about the Settlement.

To do so, you or your attorney must mail to the Court a written objection and supporting papers. Your objection must contain: (1) the name of this lawsuit (In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 1:08-WP-65000 (MDL 2001)); (2) your full name and current address; (3) the serial number and model number of your Class Washer; (4) the specific reasons for your objection; (5) any evidence and supporting papers (including, but not limited to, all briefs, written evidence, and declarations) that you want the Court to consider in support of your objection; (6) your signature; and (7) the date of your signature.

You must mail your written objection to the Court at the following address:

Court

Clerk of the Court
Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse
801 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Your written objection must be mailed with a postmark no later than August 9, 2016.


ATTEND THE HEARING

September 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST

The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing on September 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. EST, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, located at the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse, 801 West Superior Avenue, Courtroom 15B, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, 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.


DO NOTHING

If you do nothing, you will not receive a cash payment, new washer or dryer rebate, or reimbursement for repair or replacement expenses, 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: In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washers Settlement, 1801 Market Street, Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103

EMAIL: info@washersettlement.com

TOLL-FREE: 1-844-824-5781

CLICK HERE to file a claim online.

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