Cases & Deals

Lennar resolves putative product liability and consumer fraud class action lawsuits

Client(s) Lennar Corporation

Jones Day client Lennar Corporation obtained the voluntary dismissal of putative class action lawsuits against Lennar homebuilding subsidiaries in California and the settlement of nationwide putative class action lawsuits in Nevada and Minnesota after defeating bids for class certification, and defeating plaintiffs' attempt to appeal to the Ninth Circuit in the Nevada case. Cases included product liability and consumer fraud claims based on allegations that yellow brass pipe fittings used in home plumbing systems are defective and corrode when exposed to water. Jones Day served as lead counsel for a joint defense group of several national homebuilders in the Nevada and Minnesota matters.

Sweidan v. Uponor, Inc., Case No. RIC10014729 (Super. Ct. Riverside Cty., Cal.); Verdejo v. Vanguard Piping Systems, Case No. 1220045810 (Super. Ct. Los Angeles Cty., Cal.); In re Wirsbo Non-F1807 Yellow Brass Litigation, Case Nos. 2:08-cv-01223-RJC-CWH (consolidated with Case No. 2:11-cv-00783; Case No. 2:11-cv-00812; Case No. 2:11-cv-00830; Case No. 2:11-cv-1498; Case No. 2:11-cv-1875; Case No. 2:12-cv-00206; Case No. 2:12-cv-00207; Case No. 2:12-cv-00002; Case No. 2:11-cv-00425 (D. Nev.); George v. Uponor, Inc., Case No. 08-cv-1223 (D. Minn); Turtle Creek Homeowners Association v. U.S. Home Corp., Case No. A-10-620170-D (Clark Cty. Dist. Ct.)