Please note: All claims have been processed to conclusion. No new claims will be permitted in this closed class action settlement. The deadline to file a claim was December 28, 2015.
In 2015, Lucey Law Firm and other MDL counsel settled a class action regarding MI Windows (“MIWD”) for windows which leak. The case was part of a collection of state-wide class actions against MIWD for leaky windows which were consolidated in Charleston, South Carolina for joint prosecution. The class action included all MIWD Windows vinyl, aluminum, and composite windows manufactured between July 1, 2000, and March 31, 2010 which relied upon glazing tape to seal the intersection between the glass and the window frame. The windows get/accumulate a residue (crud) line above or below the lift handle. The residue/curd line results from water penetration through Window glazing, as a result of MIWD using “glazing tape” to glaze (waterproof) its windows. The glazing tape prematurely fails, resulting in water penetration through the Window glazing. The windows also suffer from water intrusion at the lower window corners (frame joints) that results in stained (rust or black colored joints) and other leaks. In addition to the premature window failure and leaking, the windows can cause staining of the window stool (the wood sill) and adjacent paint finishes, drywall, or trim.
Information regarding the class action was disseminated through direct mailings and publication, online and in print, in accordance with the court-approved notice plan. Homeowners who submitted the required forms and photographs under the Settlement Agreement were eligible to receive relief. All repairs or replacements of sashes and cash payments for consequential damages under this class action settlement have been awarded.
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