If You Bought Viega ProPress® Copper Press Fittings from a Wholesale Distributor Between January 29, 2015 and September 18, 2020, You May Have Overpaid and You Could Get Money from this Class Action Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit in which the Plaintiffs claim that Viega LLC made wholesaler/distributor access to its carbon steel press fittings contingent upon distributor agreements not to sell Viega’s competitors’ copper press fittings and charged higher prices to distributors that stocked competitor press fittings. Plaintiffs alleged this caused plumbers to pay inflated prices for Viega ProPress® copper press fittings. Viega denies all of the allegations, denies that it acted improperly or that its actions were unlawful or harmed anyone, and has asserted many defenses. The settlement was reached to resolve the dispute, and is not an admission of wrongdoing or an indication that any law was violated.

Please read this website carefully. Your legal rights will be affected, and you have a choice to make now.


Summary of Your Legal Rights and Options
Submit a Claim Form or Future Rebate Form

A claim form is the only way to get a settlement payment.

A rebate form is the only way to get a rebate.

Exclude Yourself Get no payment or rebate. This is the only option that allows you to keep your right to bring any other lawsuit against Viega for claims related to this case.
Object to the Settlement You can write the Court about why you like or do not like the Settlement. You can’t ask the Court to order a larger settlement.
Attend a Hearing You can speak to the Court at the hearing on December 17, 2020 about the fairness of the Settlement, with or without your own attorney
Do Nothing Get no payment or rebate. Give up rights.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments and rebates will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.