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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.

Florida Home Offered by Pulte

Pulte Group, Inc. and Pulte Home Company, LLC have agreed to pay $4.7 million to resolve the claims of consumers who own Pulte homes, in a case brought by the Attorney General of Florida. The complaints include stucco cracking, water intrusion, property damage from water intrusion, mold remediation, and similar costs. 

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. 

Apartments Managed by Equity Residential

Equity Residential Management will pay nearly a million dollars to settle a class action alleging that Equity violated the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law when tenants moved out of apartments. The complaint claims that Equity provided statements of deposit that did not adequately describe damages, that charged a cleaning fee, and that were not signed under penalty of perjury. 

Pella 450 Series Casement Windows

Pella Corporation and Pella Windows and Doors, Inc. will be setting aside over $25 million to settle a class action alleging that Pella ProLine Casement Windows have a defect that allows water to enter and cause damage to the windows or surrounding property. This class action was settled once before, in 2011, but in June 2014 the settlement was rejected on appeal.

Azek Decking

CPG International, LLC and AZEK Building Products, Inc. are settling a class action that alleges that certain AZEK decking was marketed with the claim that it would not fade, stain, scratch, or discolor. However, the complaint alleges that the decking did in fact fade, stain, scratch, or discolor.

Incinerator Hot Water System

InSinkErator has chosen to settle a class action alleging that certain of its InSinkErator F-201 hot water filters, designed to be used with instant hot water dispenser systems, could crack and leak water, possibly causing property damage.

AZEK Decking

CPG International, the company behind AZEK Building Products, has agreed to a settlement to resolve a class action alleging that it claimed certain historical AZEK decking would not fade, stain, scratch, or discolor. The complaint alleges that the decking did in fact fade, stain, scratch, and discolor and that CPG should have warned its customers.