Deal Gets Initial OK In Trex Faulty Decking Case

Law360, New York (August 4, 2009, 1:41 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has preliminarily approved a settlement in a lawsuit accusing Trex Co. Inc. of manufacturing allegedly faulty wood-composite decking products and misrepresenting their quality.

Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday granted the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary approval of the deal, as well as their bid for provisional class certification and designation of class representatives.

The wood-composite decking products at issue in the legal spat were covered by a 25-year limited residential warranty that guaranteed...
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