Shop-Vac Horsepower MDL Settlement Granted Preliminary Approval

Mealey's (June 1, 2016, 10:35 AM EDT) -- WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A Pennsylvania federal judge on May 26 granted preliminary approval of a settlement of a consolidated complaint accusing Shop-Vac Corp., Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. and Lowe’s HIW Inc. of misrepresenting certain features of wet/dry vacuums (In Re: Shop-Vac Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, No. 12-2380, M.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69345).

(Memorandum available. Document #43-160603-019Z.)

The settlement will provide class members with extended warranties and provides for changes to peak horsepower designations in the marketing of the vacuums and to the tank...
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