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Award (how much your claim may be worth): Up to $35 for each walk-behind lawnmower and/or up to $75 for each riding lawnmower purchased and/or an one year extended warranty for the covered lawnmower(s)
Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Case(s): Lawn Mower Engine Horsepower Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 1999, 2:08-md-01999 United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Division
Company(ies): American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda); MTD Products Inc (MTD); Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Holdings Corporation and Kmart Holding Corporation (collectively Sears); Deere & Company (Deere); Tecumseh Products Company (Tecumseh); TecumsehPower Company (TecumsehPower); Platinum Equity, LLC (Platinum Equity); Briggs & Stratton Corporation (Briggs & Stratton); Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA (Kawasaki), Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA; The Toro Company (Toro); Husqvarna Outdoor Products Inc. (now known as Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products, N.A., Inc.) (Husqvarna) and its predecessor Electrolux Home Products, Inc. (Electrolux); and Kohler Co. (Kohler).
Lawnmower Manufacturers included in this Class Action Lawsuit Settlement: Yard-Man, Cub Cadet, Honda, Bolens, Exmark, Deere, Sabre, Scotts, Toro, Yard Machines, Craftsman, Troy Bilt, Husqvarna, Poulan, Poulan PRO, Lawn-Boy, Weed Eater, White Outdoor, Snapper, Simplicity, Brute, Murray, and numerous other brands that have engines made by Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, Kawasaki, Honda or Kohler
Address of Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Administrator to submit a claim form (REQUIRED FOR CASH BENEFIT):
P.O. Box 2309
Faribault, MN 55021-9309
Details: The Lawnmower Class Action Lawsuit Settlement covers most lawnmowers purchased in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in the past 16 years. There are some manufacturers not included in the Lawn mower Class Action Lawsuit but we anticipate them settling (or losing in court) within the next two years. If you’re not covered by this settlement don’t worry! You’ll likely be covered by one in the next one – two years.
So, who’s included in the Lawn mower Class Action Lawsuit?
Your lawnmower is included if your engine was manufactured by:
Briggs & Stratton
Or, your lawnmower is included if your lawnmower was manufactured by:
Deer Lawn Mower
EHP Lawn Mower
Honda Lawn Mower
Husqvarna Lawn Mower
MTD Lawn Mower
Sears Lawn Mower
Toro Lawn Mower
Brands manufactured by these companies include, but are not limited to:
Yard-Man Lawn Mower, Cub Cadet Lawn Mower Lawn Mower, Honda Lawn Mower, Bolens Lawn Mower, Exmark Lawn Mower, Deere Lawn Mower, Sabre Lawn Mower, Scotts Lawn Mower, Toro Lawn Mower, Yard Machines Lawn Mower, Craftsman Lawn Mower, Troy Bilt Lawn Mower, Husqvarna Lawn Mower, Poulan Lawn Mower, Poulan PRO Lawn Mower, Lawn-Boy Lawn Mower, Weed Eater Lawn Mower, White Outdoor Lawn Mower, Snapper Lawn Mower, Simplicity Lawn Mower, Brute Lawn Mower Lawn Mower, Murray, and other Lawn Mower brands.
As you can tell the Lawnmower Class Action covers the majority of lawnmowers purchased in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The Lawnmower Settlement includes both a cash benefit AND adds a one year extended warranty to your lawnmower. This could be especially important to those whose lawnmowers are older and may need repair.
The Lawnmower Class Action claims that the Defendants sold certain gasoline-powered lawn mowers and lawn mower engines with false and misleading horsepower ratings. It doesn’t involve the safety of the lawnmowers. You are a Class Member in the Lawnmower Settlement if you live in the United States or Puerto Rico and between January 1, 1994 and April 12, 2010, you purchased a lawn mower containing a gas combustible engine up to 30 horsepower for your own use (and not for resale). Either the lawn mower or the engine of the lawn mower must have been manufactured or sold by a Defendant.
The Lawnmower Settlements include walk-behind and riding lawn mowers where either the lawnmower engine was manufactured by a Defendant, including all these Defendants’ brands (partial list): Yard-Man, Cub Cadet, Honda, Bolens, Exmark, Deere, Sabre, Scotts, Toro, Yard Machines, Craftsman, Troy Bilt, Husqvarna, Poulan, Poulan PRO, Lawn-Boy, Weed Eater, White Outdoor, Snapper, Simplicity, Brute, Murray, and numerous other brands that have engines made by Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, Kawasaki, Honda or Kohler.
So, what can you expect to receive in the Lawnmower Class Action Settlement? Those who purchased a walk behind mower can receive up to $35 and those who purchased a riding lawnmower can receive up to $75. In addition, you will receive a one-year extended engine warranty if you own a lawn mower containing an engine manufactured and originally warranted by Briggs & Stratton, Toro, Tecumseh, TecumsehPower, Kawasaki, or Kohler. To qualify, your Briggs & Stratton, Toro, Tecumseh, TecumsehPower, Kawasaki, or Kohler manufactured engine must have had a manufacturer’s warranty at the time of purchase
Head over to www.LawnMowerClass.com and submit your claim now.
Purchased From: 1/01/1994 – 4/12/2010
Claims Must be Postmarked by: 8/31/10 for Cash Benefits, 6/22/2011(ESTIMATED check www.LawnMowerClass.com for more information) for Warranty Benefits
Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Amount(s): $142,950,000 = 65,000,000 in Cash Benefits to Consumers (ESTIMATE) + $42,500,000 in Extended Warranty Benefits – $35,450,000 Attorney Fees and Expenses (ESTIMATE) + $1,000 for Each Lead Plaintiff – Settlement Administrator and Notification Costs
Settlement Administrator(s): Rust Consulting, Inc.
Vincent J. Esades
Heins Mills & Olson, P.L.C.
Brian M. Sund
Morrison Fenske & Sund, P.A.
Peter S. Hecker
Neil A.F. Popovic
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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