At a hearing on Tuesday, April 3, a New Jersey federal judge rejected a number of claims from a putative class action against Maibec Inc., relating to allegedly defective wood shingles. Some of the claims were pared from the class action on the grounds of the wood shingles having been purchased by contractors working for the clients, meaning the clients had never entered a contract with the manufacturer and, as such, were not entitled to the breach of contract claims they had filed. Two of the class claims were dismissed on this basis, with one more being rejected due to missing the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations, and yet another plaintiff being told she had no evidence that her contractor was acting as her agent when making the purchase.
While these particular claims have been pared from the class action, the case remains ongoing for the remaining plaintiffs. This group includes all owners of buildings within the United States that have used Maibec Inc. wood shingles since 1986.
When Can I File a Defective Product Suit?
In the case mentioned above, the defective product claims related to mold and similar issues developing on wood shingles, potentially leading to illness and injury. Defective product claims can be filed for almost any product that can be deemed to be dangerously faulty and has caused injury or illness to you or a loved one. While working as California defective product attorneys, examples of the cases we have successfully handled include:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Clothing, and similar items
- Food and agricultural products
- Guns and firearms
- Machinery and other tools
- Medical products and devices
- Motor vehicles, and component parts such as seat belts, tires, and airbags
- Pharmaceuticals and drugs
- Toys, recreational or playground equipment
- Tobacco and smoking products, including e-cigarettes and vape pens
- High chairs, car seats, and other baby equipment
If your loved one has died as a result of using a defective product, you may also be eligible to make a wrongful death claim. The qualifying criteria are very strict, so you should seek legal representation from a California defective product attorney immediately if you think you may have a valid wrongful death claim.
Speak to a California Defective Product Attorney Today
Defective product law can be complex, whether you are the first person to complain about a certain product or the latest to join a class-action lawsuit. With little, or no, legal knowledge, you will struggle to successfully handle the case alone and, besides, it is more important for you to focus on recovering from your injuries. Through working with an experienced California defective product attorney, you can be confident that your case is in the hands of a professional, reliable, and highly knowledgeable lawyer, who will do their utmost to recover the optimal amount of compensation and damages on your behalf.