Home Depot Ducks 4x4 Wood Board Labeling Class Action

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 9:04 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday shot down a proposed class action against hardware chain Home Depot over claims it shorted customers who bought lumber, finding that the use of "4x4" on labels was literally true because it didn't include inch-mark symbols after each number.

Brought by shopper Mikhail Abramov, the suit said The Home Depot Inc. violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, or ICFA, by selling a 6-foot-long 4x4 piece of wood that was actually only 3½ inches square. But U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said the 4x4 on the label did not include...

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