Home Depot Defective Plywood Claims Mostly Tossed

Law360, New York (April 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out the lion's share of product liability claims by two homeowners who sued The Home Depot Inc. and Patriot Timber Products International Inc. alleging that the companies failed to warn that their plywood products were steeped in potentially hazardous formaldehyde.

In a ruling handed down April 1, Judge Yvette Kane of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania tossed claims by plaintiffs Darrel and Susanne Steffy against Home Depot for strict liability, negligence, breach of implied warranty of...
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