About This Settlement


If you purchased certain Black & Decker and/or Farberware brand small kitchen appliances between February 5, 2014 and October 19, 2018, you could receive a payment from a proposed class action settlement.

Please read this website carefully, your legal rights may be affected.

Detailed information about the settlement is available in the Frequently Asked Questions and Important Documents section of this website. You can also find a copy of the Class Notice issued by the Court.

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM The only way to receive a monetary payment. February 28, 2019
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Receive no payment as part of this lawsuit. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit regarding the branding, identification of the manufacturer, identification of the warrantor, or the “cup” capacity of covered products purchased between February 5, 2014 and October 19, 2018. January 14, 2019
OBJECT Write to the Court about why you do not like the settlement. January 14, 2019
APPEAR IN THE LAWSUIT OR ATTEND THE HEARING Speak in Court about the proposed settlement. (If you object to any aspect of the settlement, you must submit a written Objection by the Objection Deadline noted above.) You may enter your appearance in Court through an attorney at your own expense if you want by January 14, 2019. March 22, 2019
DO NOTHING You will receive no payment and have no right to sue later for the claims released by the settlement.

What does the settlement provide?

If approved, the proposed settlement will provide for monetary benefits, notice/administration costs, class representative payment, non-monetary benefits to class members, and fees and costs for the lawyers who represented the settlement class. More specifically:
  • A Court-appointed administrator will receive compensation to implement a class notice program and to assist in the processing of claims submitted by Settlement Class members.
  • Settlement Class members who submit a timely and complete claim form will be entitled to receive a partial refund of up to $4, depending on the number of approved claims.
Subject to Court approval, the Class Representative may also receive a service payment of up to $2,500, for his time and effort acting as a class representative and for his willingness to bring this litigation on behalf of other consumers.

When will the Court consider whether to grant final approval?

The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing in this case on March 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at the Dane County Circuit Court, 215 S. Hamilton Street, Madison WI 53703, in Courtroom 8107. At this hearing, the Court will determine whether to grant final approval of the settlement. If there are objections, the Court will consider them. The Court will listen to only those Class Members who have made timely written requests to speak at the hearing. You may appear at the hearing in person or through your attorney at your own cost, but you are not required to do so. This hearing may be rescheduled by the Court without further notice to you.

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