Jeffery Etter, et al. v. Thetford Corporation, et al.

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California Central

Nature of Suit:

Other Statutory Actions

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action


Josephine L. Staton



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  1. October 25, 2016

    Judge OKs $36M Deal For Bad RV Fridges, Denying Objectors

    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.

  2. September 8, 2015

    $36M Deal In Faulty Fridge Suit Is Sufficient, Class Says

    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.

  3. June 26, 2015

    Judge Still Not Buying $33M Faulty Boat Fridge Settlement

    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.

  4. March 23, 2015

    Fridge Makers Claim $33M Deal Is All They Can Afford

    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.

  5. March 16, 2015

    Dissident Plaintiffs Want $33M Fridge Settlement Tossed

    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.

  6. October 15, 2014

    Judge Scuttles $33M Deal In Defective Fridge Class Action

    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.

  7. September 15, 2014

    Makers Of Faulty Fridges Agree To $33M Settlement

    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.