6th Circ. Revives Defective House Siding Action

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday partially revived a putative class action alleging defects in Louisiana-Pacific Corp.'s Trimboard house siding, ruling that the product's 10-year warranty trumps Ohio's four-year statute of limitations for bringing product liability claims.

A three-judge panel unanimously ruled that because the Trimboard's guarantee contained an explicit promise of normal performance for 10 years after it was installed, plaintiff Jason Holbrook can sufficiently claim that Louisiana-Pacific breached its express warranty.

“Because Holbrook filed suit within 10 years of the Trimboard's installation on his home...
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