Class Actions

11/04/2013

Atlas Roofing Defective Shingles Investigation

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Audet and Partners, LLP is investigating potential claims including false representation and breach of warranty against Atlas Roofing Corporation in connection with the company's manufacture and sale of the following roofing systems: • Chalet • GlassMaster • Pinnacle • StormMaster Slate • StormMaster LM • Stratford Audet and Partners, LLP has noted complaints raised by Atlas customers that, despite express warranties ranging from 25 years to lifetime, Atlas Shingles exhibit premature failures including cracking, buckling, curling, blistering, degranulation, and leaking.  Additionally, this premature shingle failure has allegedly... Read More
09/01/2013

Tremco Roofing Systems

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Audet and Partners, LLP is investigating potential claims against Tremco, Inc. for false advertising and the sale of defective roofing systems.  A former Tremco employee testified that Tremco, Inc. failed to disclose the true quality of roofing systems to various governmental entities and the company sold defective roofing products, materials and systems to these entities both directly and through various roofing contractors. This testimony eventually led to a settlement in which Tremco agreed to pay more than $60 million to the... Read More
08/01/2013

Lenox and Superior Fireplace Recall

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On July 25, 2013, Lenox Hearth Products initiated a voluntary recall of several models of fireplaces sold under the Lenox and Superior brands that, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, pose a risk of potentially dangerous gas leakage.  The defect in these units relates to internal gas connectors that may allow gas to escape, posing risk of fire and injury. The recall targets approximately 11,500 fireplaces sold by HVAC retailers and installers throughout the United States between April 2012... Read More
07/16/2013

Behr Deck Stain

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Audet and Partners, LLP is investigating claims that wood stains manufactured and distributed by Behr Process Corporation may be prone to premature cracking and peeling after periods of use well within the manufacturer's warranty. Behr deck stain has been the subject of considerable consumer dissatisfaction expressed on various Internet sites. Recently, there have been reports of the Behr deck stain cracking, chipping, and peeling early on after application and well within the warranty period set by the manufacturer.  Many consumers claim... Read More
07/15/2013

Granite Ridge Roofing Shingles

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  Audet and Partners, LLP is investigating claims that Granite Ridge architectural shingles manufactured by Gerard Roofing Technologies ("Gerard"), a division of Metals USA, Inc., are defective and fail to perform in accordance with the 50-year product warranty issued by the manufacturer.  In one claim, a homeowner's association of a 25-building condominium complex in Texas paid nearly $1 million for installation of a Granite Ridge roofing system.  The installation of the Granite Ridge panels was installed under the supervision of a... Read More
07/15/2013

Georgia-Pacific PrimeTrim Building Trim

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Audet and Partners, LLP is investigating claims that PrimeTrim, a synthetic building molding product manufactured, marketed, and sold by Georgia-Pacific often fails to perform up to warranty standards and marketing representations touting the product as more durable than traditional lumber.  To the contrary, many owners of buildings that have incorporated PrimeTrim have allegedly found that PrimeTrim has shown signs of deterioration, rotting, swelling, buckling, delamination, water absorption, warping and/or bulging well before the expiration of the 30-year express warranty provided... Read More
07/02/2013

Dollar General Employment Class Action

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Audet and Partners, LLP has filed a class action against Dollar General Corp. (“Dollar General”) in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Case No. 3:13-cv-00652, alleging violations of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as specific employment statutes within the State of Tennessee. The lead plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that while working between 32-40 hours per week, they were given meal breaks but as supervisory “keyholders” they were not allowed to leave... Read More
04/19/2013

Stericycle, Inc. Excessive Billing

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Stericycle, Inc., a publicly-traded company with revenue swelling 14.1% in 2012 to $1.96 billion, maintains an expansive network of medical waste transport vehicles, collection sites, and treatment facilities in the United States and 11 international markets.  Stericycle's extensive customer base includes hospitals, laboratories, physician practices, dental offices, long-term care facilities, blood banks, veterinarians, and other generators of biohazardous waste. Following the enactment of the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988, Stericycle was formed in 1989.  Since becoming a publicly-traded company in... 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
09/14/2012

Alleged “Flushmate III” Exploding Toilets

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After people were injured by "exploding toilets" the Consumer Products and Safety Commission ordered a recall of over 2.3 million Sloan Flushmate III toilets.  This was a very popular toilet because of its of its powerful flush.  However, the system apparently wasn't strong enough to withstand the air and water pressure it created, causing the tank lid to rise and shatter the tank.  There have already been over 300 flushmate problems reported involving toilets that have burst causing plumbing and... Read More
06/12/2012

Unpaid Overtime

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Introduction: Every year, employers fail to pay employees millions of dollars in collective overtime. An employer's failure to pay proper wages or overtime can result in an award of damages equal to the unpaid wages or overtime, an equal amount in liquidated damages, and pre-judgment interest. If you have not been paid for working overtime, or have not been compensated the amount owed to you, contact our law firm now to protect your legal rights. Your Rights: Every employee in the United States... Read More
03/29/2012

Employment Law and Litigation

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We represent clients through all phases and types of employment litigation and law, ranging from individual cases to broad-scale class and collective actions. We handle claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, whistleblower/qui tam, and other employment-related torts. As you may know, employment law and litigation is the large body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual employment contracts, the application of tort and contract doctrines, and a large array of statutory... Read More
12/17/2011

GAF Timberline Shingles

A class action lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of purchasers of GAF Timberline shingles. The filed lawsuit alleges that GAF shingles, marketed as 30 and 40 year shingles, have a high failure rate after only 4 to 6 years. If you purchased GAF Timberline shingles for your home, and they are deteriorating prematurely, please contact the law firm of Audet and Partners at 800.965.1461 to speak to an attorney.  If you wish, you may instead fill out the simple and confidential... Read More
12/17/2011

Uponor / Wirsbo Plumbing System Lawsuit

Class action lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Uponor / Wirsbo "PEX" plumbing sytems, and Uponor / Wirsbo fittings used in residential construction: Uponor, the manufacturer of Uponor PEX and fittings has been sued. Uponor / Wirsbo plumbing systems and fittings may allegedly fail prematurely causing leaks and water damage to your property. At least one expert evaluation has found that Uponor / Wirsbo fittings may have a manufacturing defect that can cause corrosion. Corrosion can result in leaks and... Read More
12/17/2011

WeatherBest Composite Decking Investigation

Please be advised that  a class action settlement was recently approved by the Honorable Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.... Read More
08/23/2011

BP “Rampart” Organic Shingles

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BP (Building Products of Canada) "Rampart" Organic Shingles BP Organic shingles are supposed to last for 25 years.  According to numerous published complaints, these shingles may only last for between 2 to 12 years.    Here are samples of typical complaints about these shingles:   http://www.roofery.com/shingles/reviews/bp/2/   "My roof was installed in 1997. The shingles have bald spots, cracking and curling."   "I installed the shingles with a guaranty of 25 years and after 9 years the shingles started to warp. "   "After only 10 years, the 25 year shingles... Read More
07/08/2011

Asiana Airlines Plane Crash

  Audet & Partners, LLP wishes to extend it sympathy and concern for those affected by the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. 7月6號韓亞航空214班機墜機事件三藩市律師行Audet and Partners, LLP 向這宗意外中的受害者和家屬致以深切慰問   If you wish to speak with an experienced attorney regarding this accident, please feel free to contact us at (800) 345-4125, or request a free, no-obligation consultation by completing and submitting the confidential inquiry form on the right side of this page. We offer assistance in... Read More