If you are a current or former owner of a home or other structure that contains or contained MW Manufacturers, Inc.’s Vinyl-Clad Windows, you may qualify for benefits from a class action settlement.
IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THIS CLASS, YOU SHOULD READ THIS CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.
A settlement has been reached with MW Manufacturers, Inc. ("Defendant" or “MW”) about allegedly defective MW brand vinyl-clad, wood-framed windows (“MW Vinyl-Clad Windows”) manufactured from January 1, 1987 to May 23, 2014. The Settlement covers possible damage to class members’ windows and property
The lawsuit alleged that the MW Vinyl-Clad Windows contain certain design and/or manufacturing defects that make them susceptible to wood rot, staining, warping or discoloration. Defendant denies these allegations and claims that there are no problems with the MW Vinyl-Clad Windows. The Court has not decided who is right.
The brand names of the windows included in the Settlement are: V-Wood, Freedom (a/k/a "Freedom Clad" or "MW Clad"), Freedom 600 (a/k/a “Builder Series 600” or “Series 600”), Revere or Freedom 800 (a/k/a “Pro Series 800” or “Series 800”). The majority of the windows have been marketed under the trade name MW Manufacturers; however, some of the windows have been marketed under the trade name Ply Gem Windows.
Class members who file timely and valid claims will be paid for each MW Vinyl-Clad Window covered by the Settlement that has “Qualifying Damage.” Payments will be calculated based on the proven damage to the window, the age of the window, the size of the window, the geographic region where the window is located, and whether the window that is subject to the claim is inside or outside its manufacturer’s warranty period.
The Court has granted final approval to the Settlement, and the Effective Date has now occurred.
You may review the Frequently Asked Questions, the Detailed Notice, and the Agreement of Compromise and Settlement for more details.