A California federal judge has stamped final approval on a $36 million settlement between Norcold Inc. and a class of consumers who alleged the company's recreational vehicle refrigerators had a propensity to catch fire, disagreeing with a portion of the group's claim that the deal could be worth more.
Proposed class representatives who accused Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp. of selling small fire-prone fridges used in boats asked a California federal judge Friday to approve a $36 million settlement, which is $3 million more than an amount the judge previously said was inadequate.
Appliance manufacturer Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp. and two subsidiaries have again failed to convince a California federal judge that a $33 million settlement is fair to proposed class members who bought small fridges used in boats that are prone to start fires, according to an order filed Thursday.
Plaintiffs objecting to a $33 million settlement in a proposed class action accusing Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp. and two subsidiaries of selling defective refrigerators have failed to prove that deal is too small, the companies said in California federal court Friday.
A group of plaintiffs in a proposed class action against Norcold Inc., Thetford Corp. and Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp. over allegedly defective refrigerators asked a California judge on Friday to deny preliminary approval of a proposed $33 million settlement, saying that the companies have misrepresented their financial condition.
A California federal judge refused Tuesday to grant preliminary approval for a $33 million settlement in a proposed class action against Norcold Inc., Thetford Corp. and Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corp. involving allegedly defective refrigerators, saying more information is needed on incentives provided to named plaintiffs.
The makers of malfunctioning refrigerators made for motor homes and houseboats agreed Friday to pay $33 million to settle with a putative class that alleged a refrigerator part corroded, overheated and in some cases caused fires, according to a motion filed in California federal court.