Incidental Damage to Nearby Property
The defendant in this case—Porcelana Corona de Mexico, SA de CV, formerly known as Sanitarios Lamosa SA de CV, also known as Vortens—is settling a class action alleging it has made some defective toilet tanks. The complaint claimed that models 3464 and 3412 tended to crack, leak water, and sometimes cause property damage.
A $1.2 million settlement fund has been set up to settle claims stemming from the alleged property damage, inconvenience, and nuisance caused by a fire on April 3, 2015 in Building 6 at GE’s Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Residents in the area were told to shelter in place from April 3-5, 2015, with doors and windows closed and air conditioners off.