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06/25/2013

Tamko Roofing Shingles Warranty Claims

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Audet and Partners, LLP is investigating potential legal claims on behalf of consumers who purchased various types of roof shingles manufactured by TAMKO Building Products, Inc.  The company, based in Joplin, Missouri, backs most shingles that it manufactures with limited warranties ranging from 30 to 50 years (see accompanying chart). Complaints, however, have come to our attention from homeowners alleging roofing failures within ten years from the date of installation.  Several consumers have alleged that upon presenting warranty claims to TAMKO,... Read More
02/25/2013

Force-Placed Insurance Lawsuits

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CLASS ACTIONS CONTINUE TO BE FILED FOR FRAUDULENT FORCE-PLACED INSURANCE Over the past year, state and other governmental agencies have uncovered a long standing fraudulent practice where lending institutions such as Banks and mortgage companies were receiving kickbacks from insurance carriers in order to be awarded force-placed insurance contracts. These insurance policies are placed on a home by the lender when a property owner’s own insurance is cancelled, lapsed or is deemed insufficient and the homeowner fails to secure a replacement... Read More
11/21/2012

Mexico Class Action Filed Against British Petroleum

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Between April and July 2010, it is believed that the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig resulted in leakage of some 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. In a subsequent effort to cosmetically reduce the appearance of oil on the water surface, BP covered the oil spill with 1.9 million gallons of Corexit, an oil dispersant known to be mutagenic to fish. Now, more than two years after the spill, studies are demonstrating that zooplankton -... Read More
11/19/2012

Defective Central Air Conditioning Units Sold by Goodman and Amana

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Audet and Partners, LLP has brought a class action lawsuit based on claims that Goodman and Amana manufactured and sold air conditioner units since 2008 that failed to conform to reasonable consumer expectations based on express product warranties.  In the air conditioner class action lawsuit, it is alleged that central air units were sold during this time containing defective evaporator coils prone to premature rupture.  This defect commonly leads to leakage of the refrigerant Freon causing the units to seize up... Read More
11/15/2012

Spam Text Lawsuits

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Spam Text Lawsuits   Audet & Partners, LLP has been on the forefront of the issue of not only privacy protection, but abuse by corporations of new technologies, including abusive and costly spam texting.  Spam texting is not just an annoyance, but is in many cases, illegal and in violation of federal and state law.  At Audet & Partners, LLP, we investigate claims relating to spam texting to determine whether these laws have been violated and what can be done to not... Read More