There is a settlement with Interline Brands Inc. (“Interline”) about DuraPro™ toilet connectors
with certain types of plastic coupling nuts that could fail and cause water damage. Interline
denies that it has done anything wrong.
The settlement covers the purchase and possession of a DuraPro™ toilet connector with
certain plastic coupling nuts and payments for replacement toilet connectors or repairs for
property damage caused by the failure of these plastic coupling nuts.
You are included if you own or owned, or lease or leased, a residence or other structure
located in the United States containing a DuraPro™ toilet connector with a plastic
coupling nut with either a six-ribbed design or bi-wing design, or who otherwise suffer
or have suffered Property Damage from the failure of these plastic coupling nuts on these
DuraPro™ toilet connectors. Images of included DuraPro™ toilet connectors are available at
What does the Settlement provide?
The settlement agreement provides for the payment of $16.5 million into a settlement fund
to: (1) pay Class Members for replacement of DuraPro™ toilet connectors and/or property
damage due to failure of the coupling nuts; (2) cover notice and settlement administration
expenses; ( 3) pay attorneys’ fees as ordered by the Court of up to one-third of the settlement
fund (or $5.5 million), plus up to $500,000 in expenses; and ( 4) pay a total incentive award
of up to $25,000 to the five Class Representatives ($5,000 each).
What can I get?
Class Members filing a claim for replacement of toilet connectors can get up to $20 (maximum
of five at $4 per replacement). Class Members filing a claim for property damages can
recover up to 30% of their documented repair costs and related expenses.
If you do nothing, you will remain in the Settlement and your rights will be affected. If you
do not want to be included, you must exclude yourself by August 20, 2018. If you exclude
yourself, you will keep your right to sue Interline and others about the claims in this lawsuit.
If you remain in the Settlement, you can object to it by August 20, 2018.
The Court will hold a hearing on October 19, 2018 to consider any objections, whether to
approve the Settlement, award attorneys’ fees, and incentive awards. You can appear at the
hearing, but there is no obligation for you to do so. You can hire your own attorney, at your
own expense, to appear or speak for you at the hearing.
For more information:
Call 1-855-349-6393 or visit
If Your Toilet Has or You Suffered Damages
From a DuraPro™ Connector, You Could Claim
Benefits from a Class Action Settlement.