On November 13, 2012, Tycko & Zavareei LLP and Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Goodman Global, Inc. and its affiliates for allegedly selling defective central air conditioning units. The civil action was filed in Kentucky state court on behalf of all consumers in the United States that purchased a central air conditioning unit bearing the trade names Goodman® and Amana® from 2008 to the present.
The lawsuit alleges that Goodman and Amana central air conditioning units sold during this time frame contained defective evaporator coils that improperly and prematurely rupture and leak refrigerant (a.k.a. Freon), which in turn causes the air conditioners to stop functioning properly. It also alleges that Goodman has known about the defective evaporator coils since at least 2008, but that the company has failed to inform consumers about the problem, issue a recall, or take other corrective measures.