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Old 01-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Norcold Lawsuit filed

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Norcold claiming the company knew of fire risks from RV refrigerators it produced, but hid the information from the public. The attorneys who filed suit say over 2,000 fires have resulted. The complete complaint is found here.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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This was bound to happen. It may take a while but I suspect Norcold will lose this one.
I don't know anything about their reserves but I wonder if they will survive.
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It sure took a long time for a law office to finally take on this problem (1997) Now more than likely most of us will have left this earth before we will actually see results of any kind from this. I am glad as I stated that someone is doing something, so now we will wait for the outcome of this filing and still continue to read on the misfourtune's of the continuing fire's from these units. Lets just hope that no one is hurt from this and the stories just stay to loss of material things that can be replaced.
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The only ones that will truly gain money from this is the lawyers.

Granted, Norcold needs to be fixed, but it is not going to get us anything. Unless of course you consider safer MH's in the future. (I hope)
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The worst part about something like this is that if that company goes under some other company from a different country will move in to take up the slack. And, what they sell us will then probably be even worse
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I am a member of the class action.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #7
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About all the lawsuit will do is make the shyster rich and break Norcold. I wonder where we will get Norcold parts then? I know, maybe from the shyster.
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About all the lawsuit will do is make the shyster rich and break Norcold. I wonder where we will get Norcold parts then? I know, maybe from the shyster.
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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.
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Looks like several of the last posters have the same opinion of lawyers.
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I am curious to see what the trickle down effect will be when the assumption is made that the coach manufactuers knowingly put the malfuntioning products in their products..

As always, whe you open a can of worms it takes a bigger can to contain them.

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Looks like Thetford is parent company of Norcold and there are only two classes of plaintiff's, one in California and one in Florida. So it does not appears as though any others that own a Norcold can joim nor benefit from the class action.
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I am curious to see what the trickle down effect will be when the assumption is made that the coach manufactuers knowingly put the malfuntioning products in their products..

As always, whe you open a can of worms it takes a bigger can to contain them.

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I think one would have to stretch a bit to conclude coach mfgrs. "knowingly" installing malfunctioning Norcolds in their units. The coach mfgr. is also a "consumer" of the products it purchases for installation and an argument could be made that they should also be a plaintiff.
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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.
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