Thank you for visiting the official website for the Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing Settlement. Throughout this website, Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing is referred to simply as “CSST.”
Key Date Reminder Update –Redeeming Your Voucher
If you intend to redeem the voucher you received as part of the CSST Settlement, you must return your completed Questionnaire postmarked no later than March 5, 2008. Should you have any questions regarding installation of Lightning Protection Systems and Bonding and Grounding please contact Bonded Lightning Protection LLP directly at 1-800-950-7933.

The claim filing deadline is closed effective September 5, 2007. Claims sent after September 5, 2007 will not be accepted.


Special Update – Potential Class Members with Previously Installed Lightning Protection Systems

Potential Class Members who installed a Lightning Protection System before September 5, 2006 but without submitting a claim in the CSST Settlement may be eligible for monetary recovery under the Settlement through a special arrangement proposed by Class Counsel and to which Counsel for the Defendants’ have consented. Recovery under this proposed arrangement is limited and Class Counsel, the Defendants or their Counsel may repeal the arrangement at any time.

Potential Class Members are eligible for this special provision if they meet ALL of the following requirements:
  1. Potential Class Member engaged with a contractor for the installation of a Lightning Protection System; AND
  2. The LPS was installed prior to September 5, 2006; AND
  3. The LPS was installed in accordance with NFPA 780 or UL standards; AND
  4. The Potential Class Member paid actual out-of-pocket expenses for the installation of an LPS.
To prove eligibility, Potential Class Members must complete an Installed LPS Claim Form. This form must be requested from the Settlement Administrator by calling 1 (800) 420-2916. Please note: All claims must be filed by September 5, 2007.

The CSST Settlement has been finally approved.

This settlement has been approved in the Clark County Circuit Court of Arkansas. The Defendants in the case, Titeflex Corporation, Ward Manufacturing, Inc., OmegaFlex, Inc. and Parker Hannifin Corp., are referred to throughout as “Settling Defendants.” The persons who filed the lawsuit are called “Plaintiffs.” The Effective Date of the Settlement is March 5, 2007.

The Settlement is final.  As such, the Settlement Administrator anticipates mailing Payment Vouchers to eligible claimants beginning in early to mid April along with instructions on how to proceed.  If you have filed a complete Claim, your Payment Voucher and detailed information regarding the remainder of the process will be sent.  If your claim is incomplete, a letter requesting additional information will be sent.  If the Settlement Administrator does not receive the required Claim information, you will not be able to receive any benefits from this Settlement.

Reminder: If you have not filed a claim yet, claims may be filed until September 5, 2007.

If you have any questions, please contact the Settlement Administrator.  Updates to this website are summarized on the Recent Updates page.

Summary
A nationwide class action has been filed on behalf of any and all persons and/or entities who own structures in the United States in which CSST manufactured by Titeflex, Ward, OmegaFlex or Parker Hannifin was installed as of September 5, 2006. Plaintiffs allege that CSST poses an unreasonable risk of fire due to lightning strikes. The Settling Defendants deny these allegations and assert that their CSST is safe if properly installed in accordance with local codes and the manufacturers’ instructions. The Proposed Settlement is a compromise of disputed claims and does not mean the Settling Defendants are liable.
If you wish to claim the benefits of the Settlement, you must submit a fully executed Claim Form by September 5, 2007. You may complete and submit a Claim Form online or request that a Claim Form be mailed to you at the Submit a Claim Form page.
For more information regarding the Settlement, on submitting a Claim Form, or opting out of the Settlement, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.