Jackson v. Viking VK457 Sprinkler Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: August 28, 2022
Estimated Payout: Varies
Proof required: Yes
Method of payment: Updates regarding the method of payment will be posted later
**This settlement is available for claimants with proof only.**
What's This Settlement About?
Proposed Settlement of a class action lawsuit concerning alleged individual and class action claims
against Viking asserting that the VK457 fire sprinklers are defective and prone to activate in the
absence of a fire.
How Do I Qualify For Payment?
If You Owned or Occupied Real Estate Property Containing Certain Viking VK457 Fire Sprinklers,
and/or You Paid to Replace Those Sprinklers or for Repairs or Damages Resulting From a Non-Fire
Activation of Those Certain VK457 Fire Sprinklers, Then You May Be Entitled to Benefits from This
Class Action Settlement.
All Persons that currently or at any time previously have owned a residential or commercial
structure in the United States while it contains or contained VK457 fire sprinklers or while the
structure sustained water damage from a non-fire activation of a VK457 fire sprinkler, including their
spouses, joint owners, heirs, executors, administrators, mortgagees, residents, tenants, creditors,
lenders, predecessors, successors, trusts and trustees, and assigns.
How Much Can I Get?
The Settlement shall provide the following remedies to Eligible Claimants who submit a valid and
timely Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator:
• Activation Claims:
Activation Claims are those that are based upon non-fire activations that
occurred on or after June 6, 2020 through 24 Months after the Effective Date. Such Claims must be
submitted to the Settlement Administrator no later than 180 days after the non-fire activation.
Eligible Claimants shall receive 70% of their Reasonably Proven Property Damage. Non-fire
Activations that occurred before June 6, 2020 are not eligible for payment in this Settlement.
• Replacement Claims:
Replacement Claims are those in which Eligible Claimants choose to have their
VK457 fire sprinklers replaced with a Viking VK494 fire sprinkler or a reasonably equivalent Viking
fire sprinkler of equal or greater quality. Such Claims must be submitted to the Settlement
Administrator no later than February 28, 2022. Replacement Sprinklers will be installed by
contractors selected and retained by Viking at no cost to the Settlement Class Member for the
associated materials and labor.
How Do I Get Paid?
The deadline for submitting a Replacement Claim is February 28, 2022
, and the deadline for
submitting an Activation Claim
is August 28, 2022