Judge orders settlement talks in plumbing defect caseAfter receiving an update today on the class action lawsuit regarding Kitec brand plumbing, District Court Judge Timothy Williams ordered a mandatory settlement conference in which all remaining defendants will try to reach an agreement and avoid a lengthy trial.The trial is scheduled to begin May 18, but no date was set for the settlement meeting.Attorneys representing thousands of valley homeowners are seeking to have the home builders, plumbers and Kitec manufacturer IPEX pay to repipe every home with the faulty plumbing system.Kitec fixtures were used in residential construction in Southern Nevada from 1995 to 2006. The brass fittings corrode in a process called dezincification that causes blockages and ruptures in the water lines.Attorneys aren't sure how many homes in the valley may have the Kitec fittings, but the estimate is between 28,000 and 34,000.June 02 2009 - Las Vegas00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.