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AZEK Decking Durability and Damage Settlement

CPG International, the company behind AZEK Building Products, has agreed to a settlement to resolve a class action alleging that it claimed certain historical AZEK decking would not fade, stain, scratch, or discolor. The complaint alleges that the decking did in fact fade, stain, scratch, and discolor and that CPG should have warned its customers.   Read more

CertainTeed Defective Vinyl Siding Breach of Warranty Class Action

A photo in the complaint for this class action shows the side of plaintiff Richard Willis’s home, with the vinyl rippling and bulging like a restless sea. Yet according to the complaint, his warranty claim to CertainTeed was denied, with the company claiming that the problem was caused by “heat distortion” from glass reflection. Among  Read more

Arbor Hills Landfill Odor Settlement

Arbor Hills Landfill is allocating five million dollars for remediation and compliance at its landfill in Salem Township, Michigan, plus another $750,000 in payments to its neighbors. This will resolve a class action that alleged that noxious odors from the landfill were the landfill’s fault and responsibility.   Read more

Rooms To Go ForceField Protection Plans for Furniture Settlement

The RTG Furniture Corporation, doing business as Rooms To Go, has agreed to settle a class action regarding its ForceField Protection Plans for leather- or fabric-upholstered furniture it sold. The complaint alleges that Rooms To Go did not professionally apply its ForceField stain protector to the furniture and engaged in other objectionable conduct; one plaintiff  Read more

Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kenmore Defective Self-Cleaning Gas Oven Class Action

In June of 2015, plaintiffs Shelley and Robert Stewart bought a new Kenmore Elite gas oven, made by Electrolux. Three months later, the complaint for this class action alleges, Shelley turned on the self-cleaning feature, then came back a few hours later to find that the oven was no longer working. According to the complaint,  Read more

Weyerhaeuser Formaldehyde Off-Gassing Flak Jacket Joists Class Action

The Esanbocks’ new home in Savage, Minnesota was built in 2017 using Weyerhaeuser Flak Jacket Joists, which were coated with formaldehyde resin. In late July, the complaint says, the home’s builder informed the family that the Weyerhaeuser joists had been found to be off-gassing formaldehyde. The family moved out the next day, and the complaint  Read more

Starion Energy Variable Rate Electricity Settlement

This settles a class action alleging that Starion Energy falsely claimed that its variable rates for electricity would reflect the “cost of electricity” that the company “obtained from all sources.” The complaint alleges that this means that the price of electricity for variable rate customers would fluctuate in reflection of Starion’s costs in obtaining the  Read more

Benjamin Moore Natura Paint No Emissions and No VOCs FTC Action

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed an administrative complaint against Benjamin Moore & Co. (BMC) alleging that it makes unsupported claims about its Natura paint. Specifically, it alleges that BMC advertises Natura as having “zero VOC and zero emissions” and implies that it is safe for babies and other vulnerable populations, even during and  Read more

Lullaby Paints, Ecos Paints No Emissions, No VOCs FTC Action

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed an administrative complaint against Imperial Paints, which does business as Lullaby Paints and Ecos Paints, alleging that some of the claims it makes for its paints in its advertising and promotion are not supported by scientific evidence. The complaint contains examples of these claims from IP’s advertising and  Read more

Muralo BreatheSafe Paints Zero VOCs, Eco Assurance Seal FTC Action

FTC action alleging that ICP Construction, Inc., doing business as Muralo Paints, makes claims about its BreatheSafe Paints in its advertising and promotional materials that are not supported by tests or scientific research. Also at issue is an “Eco Assurance” seal on the side of the paint can. The complaint contains samples of the unsubstantiated  Read more