Update: July 10, 2020:

The Class Settlement Hearing scheduled for July 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. will be conducted via Zoom. The video link is https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1609083815?pwd=K0JYZXNBVUJhYjlTN0hkUXFLeVVBZz09 and call in number is 1-646-828-7666.

Meeting ID: 160 908 3815
Meeting Password: 872561

Please Note: Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, screenshots, streaming, and rebroadcasting in any form, of court proceedings. The Judicial Conference of the United States, which governs the practices of the federal courts, has prohibited it. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court.

A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (the “Court”). The lawsuit alleges that General Electric Company (“GE”) sold certain GE-branded microwave ovens that contained defects such that the glass on the door of these microwaves may break or shatter spontaneously. GE denies that the microwaves are defective and denies that it did anything wrong.

The proposed Settlement will provide monetary benefits to persons (other than retailers, resellers, or wholesalers) who purchased or owned a GE Profile or GE Monogram brand microwave oven bearing the model numbers JEB1090, JEB1095, ZMC1090, or ZMC1095 (a “Covered Microwave”), manufactured between 1995 and 2007.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Claim a Benefit
Deadline: October 14, 2020
You may submit a Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator. See FAQ 7 for more details.
Exclude Yourself
Deadline: June 15, 2020
You may submit a request for exclusion to the Settlement Administrator. See FAQ 8 for more details.
Deadline: June 15, 2020
You may submit an objection to the proposed Settlement to the Court. See FAQ 12 for more details.
Attend the Hearing
July 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
You may attend a hearing at the Court. You may also submit to the Court a request for permission to speak at a hearing. See FAQ 14 and FAQ 15 for more details.
Do Nothing You will not be able to receive a benefit under the Settlement nor pursue any other lawsuit against GE. See FAQ 17 for more details.

These rights and options, and the deadlines to exercise them, are explained further on the FAQs page of this website.