Home Depot Seeks Sanctions Over Wood Treatment Class Row

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 2:40 PM EST) -- Home Depot USA Inc. on Wednesday asked an Illinois judge to sanction a pair of law firms it says have frivolously rehashed a suit claiming it deceptively marketed a dangerous arsenic-based wood treatment, saying class allegations in five identical suits have been uniformly rejected.

The home improvement giant alleges that the Walner Firm Ltd. and Garcia & Milas PC — in addition to the three named plaintiffs in the suit — should be sanctioned for pursuing class allegations that have no reasonable basis in law or...
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