|[September 11, 2013]
Hagens Berman Reaches Settlement on Behalf of Consumers in Class Action Suit Against Trex Company, Inc.
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
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
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 http://www.hbssla.com/cases-and-investigations/cases/trex.
"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 products purchased between Aug. 1, 2004 and Aug. 27,
The Court has set a hearing for final approval on Dec. 13, 2013.
Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP represents consumers,
workers, whistleblowers and investors in complex litigation. The firm
has offices in nine cities and has been named one of the top plaintiffs'
law firms in the country by the National Law Journal six times. Founded
in 1993, HBSS continues to successfully fight for consumer rights in
class-action litigation. More about the law firm and its successes can
be found at www.hbsslaw.com.
Visit the firm's class-action law blog at www.classactionlawtoday.com.
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