If You Bought Viega ProPress® Copper Press Fittings from a Wholesale Distributor Between January 29, 2015 and September 18, 2020, You May Have Overpaid and You Could Get Money from this Class Action Settlement
IMPORTANT!! There are two different claims programs:
- The Claims process for past purchases made between January 29, 2015 and September 18, 2020 is currently ongoing, and the deadline to submit your Claim Form for these past purchases was March 31, 2021.
There is a second, separate Rebate process, for purchases of Viega ProPress® copper press fittings made between December 18, 2020 and December 31, 2021. This means that your purchases of Viega ProPress® copper press fittings made between December 18, 2020 and December 31, 2021 are eligible for a Rebate directly from Viega. Do NOT submit Rebate Claims at this time. The time to begin submitting Rebate Claim Forms begins January 1, 2022. The deadline to submit your Rebate Claim Form directly to Viega is March 1, 2022.
Only Claim Forms for past purchases made between January 29, 2015 and September 18, 2020 are to be sent to the Settlement Administrator. Rebate Claim Forms, for purchases made between December 18, 2020 and December 31, 2021, are to be submitted directly to Viega (at the address listed in the instructions on the Rebate Claim Form or at www.CopperPressFittingsRebate.com). Click here for more information. Please read the instructions on each form carefully. For further assistance call 1-866-977-1135.
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit in which the Plaintiffs claim that Viega LLC made wholesaler/distributor access to its carbon steel press fittings contingent upon distributor agreements not to sell Viega’s competitors’ copper press fittings and charged higher prices to distributors that stocked competitor press fittings. Plaintiffs alleged this caused plumbers to pay inflated prices for Viega ProPress® copper press fittings. Viega denies all of the allegations, denies that it acted improperly or that its actions were unlawful or harmed anyone, and has asserted many defenses. The settlement was reached to resolve the dispute, and is not an admission of wrongdoing or an indication that any law was violated.
Please read this website carefully. Your legal rights will be affected, and you have a choice to make now.
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments and rebates will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.