Fraud Claims Trimmed From GAF Faulty Shingles MDL

Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge on Tuesday pared down a pair of class actions in multidistrict litigation accusing roofing materials manufacturer GAF Materials Corp. of making defective shingles, throwing out negligence and fraud allegations while allowing breach of warranty claims to move forward.

U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs cited the Pennsylvania's economic loss doctrine and Virginia's five-year statute of repose in dismissing key elements of two suits targeting GAF's Timberline Ultra shingles for allegedly containing a latent defect that caused the product to prematurely crack....
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Case Title

McDaniel v. Building Materials Corporation of America


Case Number

8:11-cv-02879

Court

South Carolina

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

J Michelle Childs

Date Filed

October 24, 2011


Case Title

Ragan v. Building Materials Corporation of America


Case Number

8:12-cv-00095

Court

South Carolina

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

J Michelle Childs

Date Filed

January 9, 2012


Case Title

Building Materials Corporation of America Asphalt Roofing Shingle Products Liability Litigation MDL 2283


Case Number

8:11-mn-02000

Court

South Carolina

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

J Michelle Childs

Date Filed

October 11, 2011

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