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Dupont Settles Fight Over Mobile Home Pipes

Wed., May 31, 1995

DuPont agreed Tuesday to pay $120 million to settle claims over leaky plastic pipes installed in thousands of mobile homes and other low-cost housing units.

The agreement would provide as many as 930,000 homeowners with $120 to $200 each, or 8 percent of the cost of installing new plumbing, based on figures provided by the company.

The settlement involves polybutylene plumbing, known as “PB” pipe and most easily recognized by its gray tint.

“Anyone with gray, plastic pipes in their house is very likely covered by this settlement,” said plaintiff’s lawyer Joe Whatley.

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