Defective Products

Polybutylene Piping

Result: $950 million settlement
Year: 1995

Cox v. Shell Defective Polybutylene Piping Case

Lieff Cabraser served as Class Counsel on behalf of a nationwide class of approximately 6 million owners of property equipped with defective polybutylene plumbing systems and yard service lines.

In November 1995, the Court approved a settlement involving an initial commitment by Defendants of $950 million in compensation for past and future expenses incurred as a result of pipe leaks, and to provide replacement pipes to eligible claimants.

The settlement claim filing deadline expired in 2009.