Class Action Targets GAF's Allegedly Shoddy Shingles

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 2:48 PM EST) -- Roofing materials manufacturer GAF Materials Corp. was nailed with a proposed class action in Pennsylvania on Tuesday over the company's alleged refusal to tell consumers that its shingles were defective.

GAF's Timberline Ultra shingles did not meet the standards for shingles proffered by standards body ASTM International, according to a complaint brought in federal court by Pennsylvania resident Michael Ragan. The products were allegedly designed and manufactured incorrectly and contained raw material deficiencies, causing them to crack prematurely.

Nonetheless, GAF marked and sold the shingles as...
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