Siding Maker Can't Shake Paint-Peeling Class Action

Law360, Washington (August 24, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT) -- Gentek Building Products Inc. lost a motion Tuesday to toss a putative class action in Ohio alleging it offered inadequate remedies to fix widespread defects in steel and aluminum siding that caused paint to peel despite a supposed lifetime warranty.

The plaintiffs, homeowners and residents of North Dakota, Wisconsin and Idaho, purchased exterior siding manufactured, marketed, and distributed by Gentek and fellow defendant Associated Materials LLC. The products were sold with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects resulting in cracking, chipping, flaking, peeling or splitting of...
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