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Home Defects

Example of Simpson Strong-Tie Hurricane Strap

You don’t want to find out the hard way that your home’s hurricane straps are no good. The complaint alleges that those made by Simpson Strong-Tie Company or Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. degenerate prematurely and fail to protect the homes on which they’re installed.

Mushrooms Growing Out of the Carpet at McDill

A home that’s so damp and moldy that mushrooms grow out of the carpet may not be a healthy environment. This class action is brought by five couples who are members of the military or their spouses who live at McDill Air Force Based in Tampa Florida. The complaint alleges that the companies named as defendants provided housing for service members that was subject to mold and damp and that they would not or could not remediate the mold.

Townhomes at 656 Coleman Boulevard

Do the 656 Coleman Townhomes, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, contain latent defects that are now causing problems for the owners and the Six Fifty Six Owners Association? The complaint for this class action claims that they do, and names a very long list of companies and individuals who worked on building the townhomes, in areas like construction, roofing, heating and air conditioning, painting, and so on.

Chair in Front of Allura Siding

Is Allura USA’s fiber cement siding defective? The complaint for this class action alleges that it cracks, breaks, splits, warps, pulls away from the home, and allows water to enter. 

The Six Fifty Six Owners Association, acting for the 656 Coleman Townhomes, and Robert John Nutley, the owner of one of the townhomes, are suing a long list of companies associated with the construction of the townhomes, claiming defects in the construction that have caused damage to the homes. This is a summary of the Second Amended Complaint in this case. 

DeckOver

What if a product advertised to decrease the time and money you had to spend on a task actually increased it? That’s essentially the charge leveled by the complaint for this class action at Behr’s DeckOver resurfacing and restoration product, which Behr claims is more durable (four or five times thicker), improves decks by filling in cracks and splinters, resists peeling and mildew, and provides “waterproofing” to “[b]ring new life to old wood and concrete surfaces” with “long lasting results”. In actuality, the complaint says, DeckOver does not live up to these claims and begins to fail within months or even weeks of application.

CertainTeed has reached a settlement in a class action that alleges that its fiber cement siding is defective and has failed to perform as promised.  The siding in question is CertainTeed WeatherboardsTM Fiber Cement Siding, Lap Siding, Vertical Siding, Shapes, Soffit, Porch Ceiling, and 7/16” Trim.  The plaintiff claims that when CertainTeed sold its siding, it promised that the siding would b

image of a house with iko shingles

This class action lawsuit claims that IKO “Cambridge AR” roof shingles are defective and prone to premature blistering, tearing, cracking, delamination, granule loss, degradation, and loss of adhesion at the seal strip between adjacent shingles.

image of copper coils

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that JCI manufactures and sells air conditioning systems and heat pump systems, including air handlers and packaged HVAC units, containing defective copper evaporator coils and copper condenser coils that corrode and leak refrigerant. 

This lawsuit claims that Ashley Furniture falsely, deceptively, and misleadingly promoted, marketed, and advertised furniture with DuraBlend to consumers as a high-quality, durable leather product.  In fact, furniture with DuraBlend is of low quality, failed to hold up to normal wear and tear, and began to peel or disintegrate within a short period of time.

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