Public Notices

Update to Under-slab Pipe Leak Litigation

8/28/14: The class action suit settlement for a leak under the slab establishes an administrator to file a claim and the terms.  

Read more about this case. View the settlement documentation.

On December 28, 2007, a complaint was filed by Joan Kirsch v. Del Webb Coventry Homes, Inc. and Pulte Home Corporation CV2007-023536 that was subsequently certified as a Class Action based upon a construction defect known as Thermal Galvanic Corrosion (TGC), a water leak caused by an electro-chemical reaction affecting underground copper water pipes. Over time, TGC will cause small pinhole sized leaks in un-sleeved, underground hot water pipes.

The goal of the Class Action is to enable homeowners to repair their homes with no out-of-pocket expenses. The original Class included 3,331 houses in Anthem.

As with similar class actions, this case is taking time to reach a conclusion. The judge in this case ordered a mandatory settlement hearing on December 9, 2013 which did not result in a settlement. Law firm Fenton Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt LLP is representing Anthem in this case and has provided a comprehensive update from lead attorney, Bruce Mayfield: 

Key points:

Anthem residents suspecting to have an under the slab copper pipe leak should contact Attorney Lisa Borowsky, (480) 733-6800. An inspector will be sent out at no charge to confirm a potential leak.

For more information:    

NOTE: The Anthem Community Council is not involved with, nor is it a party to this Class Action. This data is provided for informational purposes only.