To make a Claim under the Settlement, you must submit a Claim following the instructions below. The information will not be disclosed to anyone other than the Court, the Settlement Administrator, and the Parties in this case, and will be used only for purposes of administering this Settlement (such as to audit and review a Claim for completeness, truth, and accuracy).
To submit a Claim, you must be a prior or current Texas owner of a Vortens™ tank model #3412 or #3464 manufactured between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2010.
Payments will be issued only if the Court approves the Settlement and the Effective Date of the Settlement occurs.
Please note that email is the only way to receive written notice if the Settlement is terminated, or if your Claim is denied with the reason(s) for denial. It is also the only way to receive further notice of your rights to opt out of the litigation if the Settlement does not become effective. Providing your email address also will help the Settlement Administrator contact you, including if your settlement payment is mailed and returned as undeliverable.
There are two types of claims, Claim for Prior Fracture and Claim for Current Fracture, that you can file for. An Affected Tank may only be claimed under one of the two claim types. If you have multiple Affected Tanks, please separate your Claims by claim type as appropriate.
Documentation must be provided to support your claim as applicable. Documents should be clear, readable copies, as anything you submit will not be returned to you. If you are filing online, please have this information ready before you start to file, as your Claim will not be saved if you have to come back and finish at a later time.
Remember all claims, WITH PROOF OF OWNERSHIP for each tank, must be submitted online or postmarked no later than December 31, 2020.