7th Circ. Affirms Class In Pella Window Defect Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT) -- In a ruling that could clear the way for more consumer fraud class actions, a federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to certify two classes in a lawsuit alleging Pella Corp. failed to tell customers that millions of its windows are defective.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued the ruling Thursday, rejecting Pella's argument that consumer fraud cases cannot be certified as class actions. The decision is even more potent because the court is one of the most conservative...
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