Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
CertainTeed has reached a settlement in a class action that alleges that its fiber cement siding is defective and has failed to perform as promised. The siding in question is CertainTeed WeatherboardsTM Fiber Cement Siding, Lap Siding, Vertical Siding, Shapes, Soffit, Porch Ceiling, and 7/16” Trim. The plaintiff claims that when CertainTeed sold its siding, it promised that the siding would be “free from manufacturing defects for a 50-year period.” The plaintiff alleges that despite this claim, the siding fails prematurely, causing crazing, warping, bowing, discoloration, shrinkage, and excessive gapping, causing damage to underlying structures.Docket Number:
MDL Docket No. 2270
Company: CertainTeed Corporation
Filing Deadline: August 11, 2020
Class Period: September 30, 2013
Objection Deadline: December 31, 2013
Exclusion Deadline: December 31, 2013
Final Approval Hearing: February 19, 2014Proof of Purchase:
Yes, claimants must provide proof of building ownership, photos of damage, proof of date of installation, etc.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if, as of September 30, 2013, you owned a home or other building in the US on which the siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013, and on which the siding is showing qualifying damage.
If you’ve sold this building, you may file a claim:
- (a) if the purchaser assigned you that right in writing, and
- (b) if you make the claim within 90 days of the settlement of the sale.
If you purchased a building on which the siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013, the seller did not retain the right to make a claim, you may file a claim.
If you previously settled a warranty claim for damage to the siding, you cannot make a claim for the same damage; you can only make a claim for new damage to the siding.Typical Settlement Amount:
Varies, depending on the extent of the damage, how much of the siding has damage, the size of the wall, and the length of time the siding has been installed. See the Settlement Agreement for details.
Total Settlement Amount: $103.9 millionClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
$2,500 to $5,000
Audet & Partners
Berger & Montague
Claim Form: CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Claim Form
Case Name: In re: CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Litigation
Settlement Website: CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Website
Analytics Consulting LLC
CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Litigation
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC, Settlement Administrator
PO Box 2007
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2007
(855) 332-3413Tags: Fiber Cement Siding, Home Defects, Siding Lawsuits, Your Home