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The manufacturers of corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) identified below, are attempting to reach a legal settlement. They are attempting to settle with any and all persons and/or entities who own structures in the United States in which CSST manufactured by Titeflex, Ward, OmegaFlex or Parker Hannifin was installed as of September 5, 2006.

Go to http://www.pddocs.com/csst/  to review the proposed settlement and to file your official claim.
Your claim must be filed by September 5, 2007.
Property owners in the Dallas, Texas area are entitled to a payment voucher of $1,160.00 if their structure is less than 3,000 s.f. and $2,160.00 if their structure is greater than 3,000 s.f. On the left column of the CSST Settlement Page, you can click on the "Find Your Lightning Density" button to determine the amount of the payment voucher you are entitled to. 

The following paragraph is an excerpt from the Summary found on the CSST Settlement Page.

A nationwide class action has been filed on behalf of any and all persons and/or entities who own structures in the United States in which CSST manufactured by
Titeflex, Ward, OmegaFlex or Parker Hannifin was installed as of September 5, 2006. Plaintiffs allege that CSST poses an unreasonable risk of fire due to lightning strikes. The Settling Defendants deny these allegations and assert that their CSST is safe if properly installed in accordance with local codes and the manufacturers’ instructions. The Proposed Settlement is a compromise of disputed claims and does not mean the Settling Defendants are liable.