Hagens Berman Reaches Settlement on behalf of Consumers in Class Action Suit Against Trex Company, Inc.
Seattle – A federal judge on Aug. 27, 2013, granted preliminary approval for an $8.25 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP against Trex Company, Inc. alleging that the nation’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking sold defective products.
Consumers filed a consolidated complaint on Dec. 3, 2010, after many claimed that Trex’s first-generation, non-shelled wood-plastic composite decking, railing, and fencing products were defective and prone to mold spotting and color variation. Consumers allege that Trex failed to compensate them for the defective product in violation of warranty and consumer protection laws.
More information about the proposed settlement is available at /cases/trex-company-inc.
“We are pleased the judge provided initial approval to the proposed settlement, which we think is a fair and reasonable solution to make things right for Trex customers,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman and one of the attorneys for the consumers. This settlement is good news for the many thousands of consumers who will be eligible to receive compensation under the proposed settlement.”
The certified, nationwide class-action suit includes anyone in the U.S. or its territories who own Trex decking, railing, or fencing built with Trex non-shelled product purchased between Aug. 1, 2004 and Aug. 27, 2013.
The Court has set a hearing for final approval on Dec. 13, 2013.
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