NJ Class Suit Targets Maibec Wood Shingle Defects

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A putative class of property owners filed suit in New Jersey federal court Friday against Maibec Inc., claiming the Canadian manufacturer sold wood shingles that warped and cracked despite extensive warranties.

Quebec-based Maibec, Canada’s leading wood siding maker, produces siding under the brand names Nantucket Kennebunk and Bar Harbor and distributes its products in more than a dozen states. Lead plaintiff James Vander Veer alleges that Maibec’s eastern white cedar tree shingles fail well before the end of the company’s 50-year warranty against wood decay, and...
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