Defective Products

Holding manufacturers accountable for the quality of their products

Each year thousands of products are recalled due to inferior performance, poor quality, faulty designs, and other defects. When manufacturers fail to take responsibility for products that do not perform as promised or advertised, consumers must either repair the product at their own expense or buy a new one. Fortunately, there are multiple remedies under the law for consumers to hold manufacturers accountable.

Successfully recovering consumers’ economic losses

Lieff Cabraser has successfully litigated and settled hundreds of class action lawsuits in federal and state courts, including dozens of cases requiring manufacturers to remedy a defect, extend warranties, and refund to consumers the cost of repairing the defective product. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved judgments and settlements that have recovered more than $4.7 billion in cash in these cases, as well as other valuable relief, such as product fixes and extended warranties.

Knowledge across industries and an outstanding reputation

The product defect cases handled by Lieff Cabraser span a wide range of industries and goods from faulty pipes, furnaces, shingles, decks, railings and other home construction products, to computers, computer components, appliances and other electronic devices, and to tires and vehicles of all kinds. Commenting on the work of Lieff Cabraser in one such case, the Court stated,

“The attorneys who were involved in the resolution of the case certainly entered the case with impressive reputations and did nothing in the course of their work on this case to diminish these reputations, but underlined, in my opinion, how well-deserved those reputations are.”

Lieff Cabraser’s Product Defect Cases

Current Cases

CaseIssue
Chinese DrywallDefective drywall products
Honda/Acura WindowsFaulty window regulator
Mercedes-Benz Air Conditioning MoldMold in vehicle AC system

Successes

CaseResult
Masonite Hardboard SidingOver $1 billion settlement
Intel Pentium ProcessorsSettlement valued at $1 billion
Polybutylene Piping$950 million settlement
GM Pickup TrucksSettlement valued at $600 million
Louisiana-Pacific Siding$475 million settlement
Cemwood Roof Shakes$140 million settlement
Navistar MaxxForce Diesel Engines$135 million settlement
ABS Pipes$70 million settlement
BP Solar Panels$67 million settlement
Menu Foods$24 million settlement
Poz-Lok Fire Sprinkler Pipes$14.5 million settlement
Mobil Aircraft Engine Oil$12.5 million settlement
Hurd Millwork Windows & Doors$5.3 million settlement
Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid$650 payment or $1,300 certificate for purchase of new car
Viking 3000 Series WindowsUp to $500 payment to class members
Fleetwood Motor Homes$250 payment to class members
Bosch WashersCash payment to claimants
Carrier Furnaces20-year enhanced warranty of free service & free parts
Dell Inspiron 5150 Notebooks100% cash refund
Chrysler Minivan Latches3.8 million vehicles recalled to replace faulty rear latches
LG Washer MoldNationwide settlement
Whirlpool Duet Washer MoldNationwide settlement
Samsung Top-Load Washer ExplosionsNationwide settlement
LG RefrigeratorsNationwide settlement
Toshiba Laptop FlickerExtended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100Extended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
Weyerhaeuser Hardboard SidingExtended warranty and reimbursement for repairs
Intuit QuickBooksFree software upgrade provided
Dell Inspiron 1150, 5100 and 5160 NotebooksSettlement

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