In re: CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2270
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CertainTeed will pay $103.9 million to settle the Class Action approved by the Court.
CertainTeed Corporation and representatives of owners of buildings on which the Siding had been installed reached a proposed class action settlement. The settlement is intended to resolve disputes between the parties about the performance of the Siding. This proposed class action settlement covers the entire United States.
You must file a Claim Form and have an Eligible Claim as defined in the Agreement in order to receive a remedy under the Agreement. You have six years from the Effective Date (see below) to file a Claim Form.
You are a Settlement Class Member if:
As of September 30, 2013, you owned a home, residence, building, or other structure in the United States, on which the Siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013.
If you are a Settlement Class Member, you are only eligible for a remedy under the Agreement if you have an Eligible Claim. Briefly, this means that your Siding exhibits Qualifying Damage pursuant to the criteria set forth in the Agreement. You may also file a claim if you purchased a building on which the Siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013, and the seller did not retain the right to make a claim.
If you owned a building on which the Siding was installed on or before September 30, 2013, but sold it, you may file a claim only if (a) the purchaser assigned that right to you in writing, AND (b) your claim package is postmarked no later than the later of 180 days after the Effective Date of the Settlement Agreement or the settlement on the sale of the building. You must submit the written assignment of the claim with your claim package.
The final fairness hearing was held on February 19, 2014, as scheduled. The court approved the settlement on March 20, 2014.
On April 9, the Jabrani objectors filed a notice of appeal challenging the Court’s final approval of the settlement. This appeal has since been withdrawn making the settlement final and establishing the Settlement Effective Date as August 11, 2014.