Houze, et al. v. BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, et al. (Case No. BC493276)
Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles
If you own or have owned a Property Unit(s) located in the United States that contains or has ever contained an EZ-Flo International ("EZ-Flo") potable water plumbing component, including stop valves, connectors and fittings, made with yellow brass manufactured and/or sold by EZ-Flo ("Covered Products"), you may be a Settlement Class Member in a pending class action lawsuit and your rights may be affected.
This website has been created to inform you of the class action lawsuit pending in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles before the Honorable Ann I. Jones entitled Houze v. BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, Case No. BC493276 (“the Litigation”). The parties have proposed to settle the Litigation. This website provides information how the proposed settlement may affect your legal rights and your options if you are a Settlement Class Member.
Plaintiffs allege they have suffered damages arising out of alleged defects in certain potable water plumbing system components and sub-components made of yellow brass (copper alloys with -zinc content of 15% or greater by weight) and designed to be regularly in contact with water, including, but not limited to, those specifically identified in Schedule 1 - Photographs of Sample Covered Products. For details on the Litigation, please refer to the Notice found on the Case Documents page on this website.
EZ-Flo denies allegations made by Plaintiffs and denies any wrongdoing or liability of any kind. Among other things, EZ-Flo maintains and believes that the Covered Products are of high quality, are not defective, and do not violate any code, standard or law. EZ-Flo further maintains and believes that it has, at all times, complied with all applicable federal and state laws, codes and standards.
The settlement and its terms are set forth in the Settlement Agreement and its associated exhibits, found on the Case Documents page on this website. Other informational summaries found on this website do not change the terms of the settlement or any requirements that may be applicable to you.
Please carefully review the information on this website for answers to questions you may have. If you have further questions, contact information for the Claims Administrator is available on the Contact Us page. Please do not call the Court, EZ-Flo or Brasscraft’s counsel with questions about the settlement.
SETTLEMENT CLASS MEMBER OPTIONS
DO NOTHING: If you do nothing, you have the opportunity to participate in the settlement benefits and will be bound by its terms if it is approved by the Court.
FILE A CLAIM: Review the Settlement Claim Form to see if you are eligible to make a claim. *If you are eligible for relief under this settlement, you must complete and submit a Claim Form within the appropriate claim periods. You can review and print a Claim Form on the Claim Form page on this website.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF: Write to the Claims Administrator if you do not want to benefit from or be bound by this settlement. Refer to FAQ 16 for more information on how to request an exclusion. Exclusions must be in writing and postmarked on or before February 11, 2019.
OBJECT: File an objection with the Claims Administrator if you are not satisfied with the settlement. Refer to FAQ 17 for more information on how to object to the settlement. Written objections must be postmarked on or before February 11, 2019. The Court will consider oral objections made at the Fairness Hearing.
GO TO A HEARING: You may attend and, subject to certain requirements, speak at the Fairness Hearing. The Fairness Hearing is continued to March 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Refer to FAQ 18 for more information on the Fairness Hearing.