Eaton Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of circuit breakers in the country. Eaton BR and CF Arc Fault Circuit Interpreter (AFCI) circuit breakers have been installed in hundreds of thousands of homes throughout the country. If you have experienced problems with these products, our class action attorneys can help.
At Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, we are representing those who suffered losses because of these defective circuit breakers. Our team can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Learn about your options for joining this Eaton class action lawsuit during a free consultation with one of our experienced consumer class action lawyers.
“Nuisance Tripping” in Eaton BR and CF AFCI Circuit Breakers
AFCI circuit breakers are meant to protect a home from dangerous electrical arc faults that can cause a risk of fire. If a dangerous electrical arc fault is detected, anAFCI circuit breaker trips to stop the current and prevent an electrical fire.
However, Eaton’s BR and CF AFCI circuit breakers are prone to “nuisance tripping.” Nuisance tripping is when the circuit breaker trips after mistaking a harmless electrical arc for a dangerous electrical arc. Harmless electrical arcs can occur frequently, including when electrical devices in your home are switched on or off.
Having electrical breakers that constantly trip due to the everyday use of electronics in your home can cause significant problems, and replacing these faulty circuit breakers can be costly and complex.
The Cost of Replacing AFCI Circuit Breakers
Unfortunately, replacing your faulty AFCI circuit breakers can be expensive and time-consuming. The replacement breakers you can get from Eaton can suffer from the same defect as the original breakers, and changing to another brand requires the replacement of your entire electrical panel box.
This expensive replacement can be time-consuming and will likely require you to leave your home for days. The inconvenience and cost of moving to a temporary accommodation significantly add to your damages.
The National Electric Code
The National Electric Code, which provides a set of residential and electrical housing standards used by many cities and states throughout the country, began requiring the installation of AFCIs in new residential construction in 2008.
As one of the primary circuit breaker providers in the United States, this led to faulty AFCI circuit breakers from Eaton being installed in a significant number of homes.
If you have experienced problems with your Eaton AFCI circuit breakers and have suffered financial damages, an experienced lawyer can help you recover compensation as part of the Eaton class action lawsuit.
What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?
In a class action lawsuit, one or more parties file a lawsuit on behalf of themselves and others, known as the class. If compensation is successfully recovered, either through a settlement or a court ruling, everyone in the class will recover compensation.
However, the amount recovered will likely not be the same for every party involved. The extent of the damages you suffered compared to others in the lawsuit will be evaluated, and you will recover a portion of the money awarded based on your level of loss.
Join the Eaton Breakers Class Action Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit was filed against Eaton Corporation on August 11, 2023, for damages caused by their defective AFCI circuit breakers and misleading comments they made about these products over the years.
The plaintiffs in this legal action are Bob Schlesinger, Andrew Smith, Jason Thomas, and Pacific Management, LLC. You still have time to add your name to the list of those seeking compensation under this class action lawsuit. The attorneys at Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, will work diligently to help.
Classes Represented in the Lawsuit
There are two primary classes represented in the lawsuit against Eaton. The consumer class is made up of homeowners who purchased Eaton AFCI circuit breakers for their homes or purchased a structure that already contained these breakers.
The electrician class is made up of electricians who install Eaton AFCI circuit breakers or who performed maintenance or attempted to perform maintenance on faulty Eaton AFCI circuit breakers that were nuisance tripping.
If you lost money because of these circuit breakers, either as an individual or a company, you may be able to recover compensation by joining this class action lawsuit.
Reach Out to an Experienced Class Action Lawyer Today
To recover compensation as part of the class action lawsuit against Eaton Corporation, it is critical that you reach out to an experienced class action attorney today. At Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, we are working to get compensation for those who suffered damages because of Eaton’s AFCI circuit breakers.
Our firm has represented clients throughout the country and recovered over three billion dollars on behalf of those who have suffered losses. We are currently accepting more clients to join in this legal action, so contact us today by phone or through our website to schedule a free case review with a member of our legal team.