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Home Defects

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

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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.

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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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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Rust-Oleum Restore Products are defective because they prematurely peel, chip, or degrade after application. As a result, it is alleged, the marketing and warranty promises made in connection with the sale of the products are false and misleading.

image of a home with James Hardie siding

This class action lawsuit claims that James Hardie Building Products produces and sells exterior fiber cement siding that fails prematurely.  The plaintiffs seek to represent all homeowners whose home was built with James Hardie fiber cement siding and who seek compensation for repair costs and other damages from the siding.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the Green Tree Composites violated federal and state laws by selling composite decking carrying the “Monarch” brand label throughout the United States with a 20-year warranty, and then failing to honor that warranty.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the BP solar panels manufactured with S-type junction boxes are defective and prone to premature failure, do not generate the expected level of power, and create a potential fire hazard.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the Floor & Decor sold certain Chinese-made laminate flooring that did not comply with California Air Resources Board standards for formaldehyde emissions and falsely represented that the flooring complied with these standards. 

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