Trex To Pay $8M To Settle Deck Fungus Class Action

Law360, Chicago (August 20, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday gave Trex Co. Inc. preliminary approval to pay up to $8.25 million to settle a long-running class action alleging the company sold defective decks that were vulnerable to discoloration from a fungus.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White signed off on the deal despite opposition from the plaintiff in a parallel suit in New Jersey, who complained that Trex's plan to notice class members was inadequate and that the release in the settlement should be limited to those who actually...
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