Class Action Over Defective Home Trim Gets Certified

Law360, New York (February 9, 2010, 12:53 PM EST) -- A judge has certified a class action accusing Louisiana-Pacific Corp. and ABT Building Products Corp. of making and marketing exterior trim for houses that rapidly deteriorates.

In an order Monday, Judge Patrick Michael Duffy of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina said that while some individual issues may exist, the common issue in the case is dispositive and overshadows any other issues.

A class was certified in a similar lawsuit against the defendants, but that class was limited to residents of Charleston...
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