Berman Tabacco

Toilet Nut

Trabakoolas v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc., No. 4:12-cv-01172-YGR (N.D. Cal.)

Berman Tabacco served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee and served as liaison counsel for this successful product liability design defect class action involving toilet nut connectors. Plaintiffs alleged a toilet connector manufactured by Watts Water Technologies, Inc., which had been installed in approximately 25 percent of homes and commercial properties built in the U.S. since the year 2000, suffered from a design defect. This defect could result in water flowing into the home, potentially causing catastrophic water damage. The settlement provided a fund of $23 million to reimburse class members who experienced property damage and to pay for replacement of toilet nut connectors for those with allegedly defective parts.

Case Information

  • Settlement Amount:
    $23,000,000