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Old 01-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #15
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The first couple people who are listed on the lawsuit will get a good chunk of change and the attorneys will profit the most. Everyone else will either get a check in the mail for $8.13 or a $50 credit towards your next purchase of a MH that has a Norcold in it.
Zoafan,

I agree, with one exception, probably be a check in the mail for $3.13 instead

of the over whelming $8.13 amount you stated.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:59 AM   #16
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #17
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I'm surprised that so many dislike lawyers so much that they are willing to let a manufacturer put a dangerous product near their families and themselves while they sleep.

I think the lawsuit is more about holding someone accountable for their negligent actions.
Lawyers are there to fight the legal battles that we cannot. We don't like them but we need them.

Has everyone forgotten how one automaker put a pickup truck on the roads for years knowing that it could explode if hit on the side? The automaker decided that it was cheaper to pay for the injuries and deaths than to fix the truck. Is that what is happening here? Is that acceptable to you?

It isn't about the money at all. It's about safety and doing the right thing. I think that anyone can join the class action as it is being amended so that it covers as many states as possible.

Maybe some have missed the many threads on here with people replacing the units with residential one or switching to the Amish cooling units not to mention the threads that tell stories of fires.

You won't need parts if your unit bursts into flames.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #18
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I'm surprised that so many dislike lawyers so much that they are willing to let a manufacturer put a dangerous product near their families and themselves while they sleep.

I think the lawsuit is more about holding someone accountable for their negligent actions.
Lawyers are there to fight the legal battles that we cannot. We don't like them but we need them.

Has everyone forgotten how one automaker put a pickup truck on the roads for years knowing that it could explode if hit on the side? The automaker decided that it was cheaper to pay for the injuries and deaths than to fix the truck. Is that what is happening here? Is that acceptable to you?

It isn't about the money at all. It's about safety and doing the right thing. I think that anyone can join the class action as it is being amended so that it covers as many states as possible.

Maybe some have missed the many threads on here with people replacing the units with residential one or switching to the Amish cooling units not to mention the threads that tell stories of fires.

You won't need parts if your unit bursts into flames.
The exploding pickup turned out to be a hoax.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #19
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #20
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The exploding pickup turned out to be a hoax.
Really? Well here is a link to some proof. GM lost the lawsuit. It was big news for several years and it is easily found on the web.
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The exploding pickup turned out to be a hoax.
But the Pinto was not.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #22
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I'm surprised that so many dislike lawyers so much that they are willing to let a manufacturer put a dangerous product near their families and themselves while they sleep.

I think the lawsuit is more about holding someone accountable for their negligent actions.
Lawyers are there to fight the legal battles that we cannot. We don't like them but we need them.

Has everyone forgotten how one automaker put a pickup truck on the roads for years knowing that it could explode if hit on the side? The automaker decided that it was cheaper to pay for the injuries and deaths than to fix the truck. Is that what is happening here? Is that acceptable to you?

It isn't about the money at all. It's about safety and doing the right thing. I think that anyone can join the class action as it is being amended so that it covers as many states as possible.

Maybe some have missed the many threads on here with people replacing the units with residential one or switching to the Amish cooling units not to mention the threads that tell stories of fires.

You won't need parts if your unit bursts into flames.
That's the problem, this has nothing to do with holding anyone accountable, changing anything or helping those that were affected. This is about attorneys padding their pockets. Nothing good will come out of this for Norcold, the RV community or those affected.
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But the Pinto was not.
Then there's the GM Corvair, and the Fiero as well...
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Have any of you ever seen any substantial awards to those who actually suffered in a class action suit? I have seen very nominal awards, but as someone said above, the real money goes to the lawyers. Joining a class action is usually an exercise in futility as far as recovering damage awards of any consequence.

The lawyers awards are set by the court as a percentage of the award - if any. Those amounts are known by the plaintiffs at the time that they retain the counsel.

In this case the attorneys will invest SIGNIFICANT amounts of THEIR OWN MONEY (hundreds of thousands, if not millions) and several years of their time in order to pursue such a case with the hopes of a favorable judgement. It is easy for people to speak poorly of attorneys - until they need one.

People have died from these fires, and many have been burned and hurt. Many have lost their homes, their coaches and been significantly traumatized as a result of waking up in the middle of the night with their coaches on fire and needing to excape.

I don't know, but for me, it seems like the attorneys who are willing to risk their own time and money to pursue this on behalf of people are the "knights riding in on a white horse" instead of the bad guys who built the defective products and knowingly risked the lives of their owners.
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As for the pickups, yes it would have been better to have the gas tank inside the frame, but, at the time nobody knew any better. The lawsuit was just something the lawyers made a lot of money out of. And, lets not forget eventually GM went broke and cost a lot of workers good jobs. Now they all work at wall mart for so little money you can't pay the rent with it. The only people that benefited out of that was the the lawyers. I The pinto might have been a cover up but the biggest problem with it was that there was only one strap holding the gas tank on. The Corvair wasn't bad it's just that Ralph Nader made a lot of money writing a book out of that one. I don't remember the Fiero thing. Wasn't that just a car that didn't make any money??
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I grew up riding around in a 1970 F-250 and on that truck the gas tank was behind the seat. And, I'm not dead yet. Imagine that!!
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How many people did they shaft to get those hundreds of thousands or millions?
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As for the pickups, yes it would have been better to have the gas tank inside the frame, but, at the time nobody knew any better. The lawsuit was just something the lawyers made a lot of money out of. And, lets not forget eventually GM went broke and cost a lot of workers good jobs. Now they all work at wall mart for so little money you can't pay the rent with it. The only people that benefited out of that was the the lawyers. I The pinto might have been a cover up but the biggest problem with it was that there was only one strap holding the gas tank on. The Corvair wasn't bad it's just that Ralph Nader made a lot of money writing a book out of that one. I don't remember the Fiero thing. Wasn't that just a car that didn't make any money??
Disagree on the Corvair. My parent's '65 did exactly what Ralph said it would, they almost died in that accident. My mother never recovered fully from a broken back.
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