Class Wins Cert. On 4th Try In Home Insulation Suit

Law360, New York (May 23, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT) -- After declining to certify a class of California homeowners three times, a federal judge relented Monday and narrowly certified claims against Pulte Homes Inc. over insulation that allegedly caused water damage and dangerous mold growth.

The plaintiffs allege Pulte violated the fraudulent and false advertising provisions of the law. U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz defined the class as original buyers of homes built with the insulation by Pulte in California after Jan. 1, 2003, who were not told of the risks of water retention and...
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