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Lieff Cabraser Announces Settlement in Samsung Top-Loading Washing Machine Explosions Litigation

March 18, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announces that a settlement ( washermdlsettlement.com ) has been reached with defendant Samsung Electronics and retailer defendants including Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s over certain 2011-2016 models of Samsung top-loading washing machines whose tops consumers alleged could detach during operation and whose drain pumps could break or detach during operation. Consumers contended that the washing machines, whose operations caused some of the devices to explode in owners’ homes, are defective; Samsung and the defendants deny all of the allegations of the lawsuit, including those relating to defects in the washers.

“This is a great victory for owners of the Samsung top-loading washers,” notes Jason Lichtman, a partner at Lieff Cabraser and co-lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the suit. “There was a real problem here, and Samsung is now making things right.”

The settlement class includes every resident of the United States and its territories who was the original purchaser of a new Top-Load Washer for household use. Affected owners can qualify for benefits under the settlement that include rebates, refunds, or reimbursement of certain expenses, costs, and repairs. The Top-Load Washers included in the Settlement were the subject of a voluntary recall initiated by Samsung on November 4, 2016.

Additional information about the settlement, including answers to frequently asked questions, a list of included washers, and instructions for filing claims, are available on the settlement website, washermdlsettlement.com. Claim forms must be submitted by August 6, 2019, and owners who wish to exclude themselves from or object to the settlement must do so by June 7, 2019. A Fairness Hearing will be held by the Court on August 22, 2019 to determine whether to grant final approval to the Settlement.

About Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Recognized as “one of the nation’s premier plaintiffs’ firms” by The American Lawyer, Lieff Cabraser is a national plaintiffs’ law firm with offices in Nashville, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. We have successfully prosecuted scores of product defect class action lawsuits against many of the largest U.S. manufacturers and corporations. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved judgments and settlements in excess of $19 billion for consumers in these cases. Learn more at lieffcabraser.com.

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Jason L. Lichtman

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

212 355-9500

jlichtman@lchb.com

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SOURCE: Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

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