Defective products can exact
a very high price from the people
who use them.

GE Refrigerators

Our firm settled** claims advanced by a nationwide class of purchasers of allegedly defective General Electric side-by-side refrigerators. Under the settlement agreement, class members are entitled to additional warranty protection, refrigerator exchanges, or reimbursement. The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted final approval of the settlement in April 2006.

Toshiba Televisions

Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys represented owners of certain Toshiba televisions in a class action filed against television manufacturer Toshiba in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The plaintiffs alleged that the lamp light source for the televisions did not last nearly as many hours as Toshiba represented and that they were forced to expend significant amounts of money for replacement bulbs. In February 2009, the parties reached a settlement** which, among other things, provided reimbursement of prior repair costs and an extended warranty.

Entran II Radiant Heating Systems 

Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys were Co-Lead Counsel in Galanti v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Civil Action No. 03:209, filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The lawsuit involved defective radiant heating systems. In October 2003, the Court certified a 44 state class and conditionally approved a $336 million settlement** between The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and owners and former owners of property where Entran II radiant heating or snow melting hose was installed. In June 2004, the Settlement was modified and expanded to include present or former Entran II property owners in all 50 United States and its territories and possessions and in Canada.  On October 19, 2004, the Court granted final approval of the settlement. The Court noted that the settlement is "extraordinarily advantageous given the transaction costs which individual plaintiff would have to pursue individual claims" and remarked that Class Counsel "impressed the Court with their professionalism and their talent."

Thomson Televisions

Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys were Co-Counsel in a class action in which plaintiffs alleged that certain GE, PROSCAN and RCA televisions were susceptible to temporary loss of audio when receiving broadcast data packages that were longer than reasonably anticipated or specified. The Court approved a settlement** that provided class members with cash reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs for service to the television. Class members who were not eligible for cash reimbursement were eligible for a rebate certificate worth either $15 or $25 when used for the future purchase of a GE or RCA branded television.

Fujitsu Hard Disc Drives

Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys served as Co-Counsel in a class action lawsuit involving certain allegedly defective involved Fujitsu Desktop 3.5" IDE hard disk drives. The case was settled** in October 2003 and provided $42.5 million to pay claims of all consumers and other end users who bought certain Fujitsu Desktop 3.5” IDE hard disk drives or personal computers or other systems containing these hard disk drives.

 

**Disclaimer: The cases, verdicts and settlements we mention on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by Whitfield Bryson & Mason. The results we've achieved in these or any other cases don't guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and not all Whitfield Bryson & Mason case results are provided on this website.