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Nashville Attorneys Help Win Moldy Washer Settlement

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Help Win OK for Moldy Washer Settlement

Lieff Cabraser trio part of case covering 5 million+ washers

As reported by the Nashville Post and numerous other news sources, federal judge has approved the final plan to settle a class action filed on behalf of owners of washing machines that developed mold or odor problems. A trio of attorneys with the Nashville office of Lieff Cabraser, with local Managing Partner Mark Chalos in the lead, helped argue the case.

The case, first filed in Northern Ohio in 2008, against Whirlpool and Sears covers owners of up to 5.5 million washers sold from 2001 to 2010. The litigation was hard-fought over 9+ years, and has resulted in a settlement under which class members are eligible for either a $50 cash payment, a 20 percent cash rebate on a new washer or up to $500 for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in addressing mold or odor issues or buying a new machine. They can file a claim until October 11 at

In addition to Chalos, Lieff Cabraser lawyers John Spragens and Andrew Kaufman also helped represent the class.