Spray Foam Insulation Class Action Gets Green Light

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday rejected Barnhardt Manufacturing Co.'s attempt to scuttle a nationwide class action tied to allegedly toxic home insulation, finding allegations that its spray polyurethane foam can sicken residents to be credible.

U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois determined that Pennsylvania homeowners Daniel and Paula Slemmer had adequately alleged that the Sealite and InsulStar brands of spray polyurethane foam, or SPF, made by Barnhardt are defective and can pose serious health risks as certain chemicals evaporate from it.

Barnhardt and co-defendant McGlaughlin...
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