Judge Keeps Faulty Deck Class Action In Federal Court

Law360, New York (May 17, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A federal magistrate judge on Thursday refused to remand to Michigan state court a putative class action against wooden deck manufacturer Trex Co. Inc. over allegedly faulty materials, ruling that sufficient aggregate damage and potential class members exist to keep the case under federal jurisdiction.

In denying to motion to remand filed by former Trex customers Lori and Joel Peffers, U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley said that because Trex's deck sales in Michigan between 2006 and 2008 established that there are more than 1,000 potential...
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