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Grube v. CertainTeed Corporation

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Case No.: 2:11-00396

On April 25, 2011, Wexler Wallace, LLP, with co-counsel Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah, LLP, filed a class action against CertainTeed Corporation alleging violations of the Magnuson-Moss Act, breach of warranty, consumer fraud, and negligence on behalf of a nation-wide class and a Wisconsin subclass of consumers.  The complaint alleges that, contrary to guaranteed long-lasting protection and  superior freeze/thaw durability, CertainTeed’s WeatherBoards FiberCement exterior siding products are defective and prone to water absorption problems, splitting, cracking, warping and overall failure.

For a copy of the complaint, please click here.

Settlement

The parties announced a settlement in the fall of 2013, in which CertainTeed will pay over $100 million to fund the settlement.  Under the settlement, class members may be entitled to cash benefits, which will be paid out over the next several years.  If you own or owned buildings with CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding, you can visit www.CertainTeedFiberCementSettlement.com for more information.