3rd. Circ. Revives Owens Corning Shingles Class Action

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Friday revived a putative class action of homeowners accusing Owens Corning of manufacturing defective roofing shingles, finding that the company's bankruptcy didn't trump the suit because, thanks to now-overturned case law, the plaintiffs weren't afforded due process.

Owens Corning's bankruptcy notices over the submission of claims and plan confirmation were sufficient for most unknown claimants, but the homeowners — who discovered the alleged defects years after company filed for Chapter 11 and won approval for its plan — were different, the appeals...
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