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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. 

Melted Siding

A photo in the complaint for this class action shows the side of plaintiff Richard Willis’s home, with the vinyl rippling and bulging like a restless sea. Yet according to the complaint, his warranty claim to CertainTeed was denied, with the company claiming that the problem was caused by “heat distortion” from glass reflection. Among the violations the complaint lists are breaches of express and implied warranties as well as of good faith and fair dealing, along with deceptive and unfair trade practices and false advertising.

Landfill Image

Arbor Hills Landfill is allocating five million dollars for remediation and compliance at its landfill in Salem Township, Michigan, plus another $750,000 in payments to its neighbors. This will resolve a class action that alleged that noxious odors from the landfill were the landfill’s fault and responsibility.