Class Action Lawsuit Against CertainTeed - Shingle Product Defects

Seeger Weiss LLP filed a class action lawsuit against CertainTeed Corporation, after a recent investigation pertaining to defects in the design, manufacture, advertising and sale of their shingle products. This consumer class action was filed on August 31st, 2006 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

CertainTeed Shingles Class Action

This page is designed to inform purchasers of CertainTeed shingles and other interested parties about the litigation, and to provide consumers with a means to assist counsel in prosecuting the case on their behalf by sharing their experiences in the questionnaire below.

Many consumers have experienced problems with several lines of CertainTeed Shingles becoming damaged and failing within only a few years of their installation. Often times, significant work is required to repair the damage. As a result, several lawsuits were filed throughout the country against CertainTeed. These diverse actions were consolidated into one action held in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The case number is 2:07-md-01817-LP or MDL Docket No. 1817.

Complaints have been filed in Iowa and Pennsylvania. Both allege that the shingles fail to perform as marketed in that moisture invasion destroys the their ability to prevent water damage sooner than is reasonably expected. Because of this defect the shingles regularly deteriorate, blister, crack and curl in advance of the expiration of CertainTeed's warranty periods.

The complaints allege that CertainTeed knowingly and intentionally concealed and failed to disclose that they actually had no intention of providing the services set forth in their warranties. Similarly, CertainTeed has failed to implement any changes to their shingle procedures or warranty procedures to remedy the defects.

CertainTeed is a large building materials manufacturer that produces shingles that are later branded as Horizon, Independence, Hearthstead, Hallmark, Woodscape, Sealdon and War-Sealdon.

Your CertainTeed Shingles

If you have CertainTeed Organic shingles on your residence and they were installed from 1987 to 2005, and you have experienced cracking, curling or other failure, you may provide your information below, and Seeger Weiss LLP will ensure that you are sent notices directed to the class members in this action. Filling out the free case evaluation form does not 'sign you up' for the class action, it is simply a request that information directed to class members in this action be sent to you. You will be able to determine whether or not you are considered a class member upon receipt of the notice.

Please note that this site is in no way affiliated with the Defendant, CertainTeed Corporation.

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