Livingston v Trane Class Action Settlement

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Livingston et al. v. Trane U.S. Inc., No. 2:17-cv-06480-ES-MAH

Please Note: Pursuant to the Court's August 6, 2020 Order, the Fairness Hearing scheduled for August 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. shall be conducted telephonically. All participants in the conference shall join the conference by dialing 1-888-684-8852 and access code 1456817#.

Important information – review this website and contents carefully:

If you purchased or currently own a Trane or American Standard air conditioner or heat pump, your rights may be affected, and you may be entitled to benefits under this class action settlement.

To determine if your air conditioner or heat pump is included in the class, please check whether the serial number of the outdoor unit of your air conditioner on the list here or enter your serial number below.



Under the settlement, Trane U.S. Inc. has agreed to:

  • Reimburse out-of-pocket costs that Class Members incurred to repair or replace a stuck thermostatic expansion valve or "TXV"; 
  • Provide a free Additive to prevent potential future problems and a labor allowance to inject it; and
  • Provide Enhanced Compressor Warranty Coverage for certain units.

You must make a claim to receive some of these benefits. The deadline to file claims is September 25, 2020. Even if you are unsure if your unit is in the class, you should submit a claim. 

This Settlement affects your legal rights even if you do nothing


YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

Submit a Claim

Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expense: You must submit a Claim to get a reimbursement.

Preventative Injection: You must contact a Trane dealer and get the injection within 12 months of the Effective Date.

Enhanced Compressor Warranty Coverage: You must submit a Claim Form to claim this benefit unless you received a notice specifically stating that Trane's records already reflect that you received a Qualifying Additive Injection.

Deadline:

September 25, 2020

Exclude Yourself

This is the only option that allows you to keep your right to sue Trane about the claims in this case. But you will not get any benefits from the Settlement.

Deadline:

July 13, 2020

Object

Tell the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.

Deadline:

Received by July 13, 2020

Do Nothing

You will get no benefits from the Settlement (unless Trane's records show you had a Qualifying Additive Injection).




This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

For more information please call 800-528-7199

Submit Claim

Click here to safely and securely submit a Claim Form.

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

Contact us with any inquiries, comments, and/or requests.

Important Dates

  • Claim Form Deadline

    Friday, September 25, 2020
    You must submit your Claim Form on-line no later than Friday, September 25, 2020, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, September 25, 2020.
  • Exclusion Deadline

    Monday, July 13, 2020
    You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Monday, July 13, 2020.
  • Objection Deadline

    Monday, July 13, 2020
    You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are received no later than Monday, July 13, 2020.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The Hearing will be conducted telephonically. Please check this website for updates.

Important Documents

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