Maibec Can't Shake Suit Over Faulty Wood Shingles

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge declined Wednesday to dismiss a putative class action against Maibec Inc., ruling the plaintiffs demonstrated the plausibility of their claims over the Canadian manufacturer's allegedly defective wood shingles that warped and cracked despite performance warranties.

U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan dismissed the motion, ruling the putative class, represented by lead plaintiff Ilene Stern, provided enough detail in its allegations in an amended complaint. Maibec argued the claims were conclusory allegations, which are insufficient for stating a breach of contract claim,...
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