If you owned or occupied property containing certain Viking VK457 fire sprinklers sold between January 1, 2013, and March 31, 2015, and/or you paid to replace those sprinklers, or for repairs or damages resulting from a non-fire Activation, then you may be entitled to certain remedies. To receive remedies, you must complete a Claim Form. Claim Forms must be completed either online or via U.S. Mail. The deadline for submitting a Replacement Claim is January 18, 2022, and the deadline for submitting an Activation Claim is July 18, 2022. Claim Forms submitted after their deadline will not be considered timely and may not be accepted.
Before completing your Claim Form, it is important that you completely read and understand the information on this website. It is important to note that this Settlement only concerns certain Subject Sprinklers defined as Viking VK457 fire sprinklers sold between January 1, 2013, and March 31, 2015.
Settlement Class Members may file for one or both of the following types of remedies.
Activation Claims are those that are based upon non-fire Activations that occurred on or after May 9, 2020 through July 18, 2022. 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 May 9, 2020 are not eligible for payment in this Settlement.
Note: Online Claim Filing for Activation Claims will be available on May 9, 2020.
Documentation must be provided to support your Claim. For Activation Claims, a Claimant must include proof that a qualifying non-fire Activation occurred, including, by way of example only, installer or contractor records, photographs, videos, invoices, receipts, credit card statements, inspection records, insurance records, or any other document or information that (a) supports the Claimant’s position of an occurrence of a qualifying non-fire activation of a Subject Sprinkler; (b) states the date(s) of the non-fire Activation(s); and (c) receipts, invoices, and other proof of recoverable damages. For Replacement Claims seeking reimbursement for amounts paid to replace the Subject Sprinklers, you will be asked for supporting documentation substantiating that you paid to replace Subject Sprinklers.
Documentation should be clear, readable copies, as nothing will be returned to you. Acceptable files for online filing must be one of the following formats and no larger than 20MB a file: jpg, jpeg, gif, tif, tiff, png, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, zip, txt, mht, rtf, msg, eml, mp4, m4v, 3gp, 3g2, mov, mpg, mpeg, avi, webm, or flv.