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Status of Class Action Suits and Warranty Programs
Involving Composite Siding Products
 

Many of the class actions are over

 

Today's Date and Pacific Standard Time:


Abitibi-Price

Claims can be filed up to 25 years after installation of siding that was put on between May 15, 1975 and May 15, 2000

Abitibi (Abitibi-Price) siding is the subject of a class action suit as
well.  The law firm handling the case is Ezell & Sharbrough, P.O. 996,
Mobile, AL  36601-0996   
Claim Administrator Phone:  (800) 549-4465

To view the ABTCO/ABITIBI Claims Page:

This covers siding that was installed prior to May 15, 2000




Boise-Cascade
Although not in Class Action, some homeowners in a few  States are
considering starting their own  class actions.
Texas and Oregon are states that we've heard of.
To contact Boise -Cascade you can call 1-208-384-6161 andask about their warranty program
to visit Boise-Cascade's web pages click here:

It appears that Boise Cascade does not manufacturer siding anymore.

If you have problems with your Boise Cascade Siding click here

The original siding had a 25 year warranty.


 

CELOTEX

A Hardboard Siding

Currently is not under a class action

Celotex sold its Fiberboard business on 06/05/2001


 

CHAMPION

A Hardboard Siding

Champion Hardboard Siding – Champion does not have an existing class action but warranty claims are available. If your Champion siding was installed between 1980 and 1985 you must call the Masonite Warranty Dept. at 800-323-4591. If your siding was installed between 1986 and 1999 you must call the Georgia Pacific Warranty Dept. at 404-652-8375.


CERTAINTEED WEATHERBOARDS

A FiberCement Siding

Click here to read about the settlement and file a claim: CERTAINTEED WEATHERBOARDS


EIFS
If you have an Exterior Insulation and Finish system or components ("EIFS")
 sold by Senergy, Inc. or Thoro System Products, Inc. ("Settling Defendants"),
 your rights may be affected by a partial national settlement of a class action lawsuit,
 Ruff, et al. v. Parex, et al., No. 96-CVS-0059 (N.C. Super. Ct., New HanoverCity.).

The Class action is over

To view the Notice of Settlement  click here:
Senergy / Thoro Settlement Deadline was: May 15, 2002

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Dryvit's deadline was officially over June 4, 2004

Two Homebuilders filed an application for interlocutory appeal claiming the Settlement should be stayed until the Homebuilders have an opportunity to present evidence challenging the Settlement.

On September 22, 2004, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee granted the Homebuilders' application for interlocutory appeal and stayed all proceedings in the Trial Court. As a result of this Order, the parties are not able to implement the Settlement at this time. The Parties cannot predict when implementation of the Settlement will begin again. When we have more information this message will be updated.

 


Georgia-Pacific Hardboard Siding

Georgia Pacific Hard Board Siding had two products: Jarrett and Catawba siding involved in a class action lawsuit.
This involved Jarrett siding that was manufactured at the Jarratt, Va, plant between 1979 and 1987 only.
Georgia Pacific stopped making siding at that plant in 1987 because it did not meet expectations.

The Class action is over

The Catawba Siding was a better product but was lumped into the class action because it too is a hardboard siding. According to Georgia Pacific Representatives this siding did not have the defects found in Jarrett siding. It is still being manufactured at the Catawba plant.

To have participate in this class action you would have had to opt-in by August 18, 1998.  Many of you were probably unaware of this.  However you still maybe able to file a warranty claim by calling 1-800-284-5347.

Opting into the class action has closed now.
The deadline for filing a claim pursuant to the nationwide GP Catawba and Jarret hardboard siding class action settlement was January 2000.

To find out if a property had been opted in for a future claim call 1-404-652-8371. 

Eligible claimants had until Jan 1, 2001, to file for compensation for Georgis-Pacific's Jarratt siding

There has been no class actions concerning these or any other Georgia Pacific Siding since.


If you suspect this siding and or failure on your home you should contact the manufacture . Document what you see, or have a qualified siding inspector or home inspector to  inspect and document it. You still maybe able to file a warranty claim by calling the number below:
If you think you have a warranty claim related to Georgia-Pacific hardboard siding, please contact GP at 404-652-8374.

 Georgia Pacifc has stopped making hardboard siding. The Catawba plant was closed December 2006.  


 To visit Georgia Pacific's webpages click here:

1-800-284-5347 Georgia-Pacific
     



Jefferson Smurfit  Cladwood Siding

The Class action is over

Last year, the parent company of Cladwood — Smurfit Stone Container (which had merged with the prior owner of Cladwood Corp., Jefferson Smurfit) -- declared bankruptcy. It may be possible for class members to submit warranty claims in the bankruptcy proceeding,

The class action is over. To request a warranty claim write to

To request a warranty claim write to:

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
6 Cityplace Drive
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141
Attention: Craig Hunt

Cladwood¨ exterior siding, a resin-bonded particle board substrate with both-side fiber overlay. Exterior siding. Cladwood requires a continuous vapor barrier of one perm or less on the warm side of the wall to which it is applied. Class C fire rating. Particleboard core includes planer shavings and waste wood. Overlay contains waste newsprint. Siding has a 20-year warranty.


Louisiana-Pacific Innerseal Siding:


The Class action is over.

Since 1985, L-P has manufactured exterior lap and panel siding, soffit, facia, and trim.
The class action was open to anybody with this siding on their homes that was installed prior to 1/1/96 and that siding is damaged or becomes damaged prior to 1/1/2003, and did not "opt out" during the "opt out" period.  You can no longer file a claim with the L-P Settlement Administrators at 1-800-245-2722
This Class action was initiated in 1996 and was on going through the year 2002. It is over now. The siding is currently under its original 25 year warranty . If you have damage and need to file a warranty claim call1-877-677-6722 to get the warranty claim form.

This siding is now under its original 25 year warranty

Remember, siding put on in 1983 has just past its warranty period this year: 2008

The L-P Innerseal warranty claim number to call is: 1-877-677-6722


Visit L-P's current web page click here:

For help with Louisiana Pacific Siding installed after January 1, 1996
call L-P's toll free number 1-800-648-6893 for Customer Service


Masonite Hardboard Siding

The Class action is over.

To file a warranty claim on the remaining time of the 25 year warranty call:

The Masonite Limited Warrranty Dept. at 1-800-323-4591

International Paper is the parent Company that would handle any warranty claims at this point.

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This class action received preliminary approval of proposed settlement on 9/12/97.
Included in the class are any homeowners that applied or have had applied siding manufactured since 1/1/80

There are varying categories in which your siding may be classified for reimbursement purposes,

MASONITE HARDBOARD: The Settlement provides a seven (7) year/ten (10) year claims program.
If you own Masonite Hardboard Siding installed and incorporated into a home or other structure
between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989,
you must file your claim(s) under the Seven Year Program by January 15, 2005. This date is now past.
If you own Masonite Hardboard Siding installed and incorporated into a home or other structure between
January 1, 1990 and January 15, 1998, you have ten years, until January 15, 2008
within which to file your claim(s).
This date is now past.
Once the Settlement expires, the remainder of Masonite's warranty, if any will remain in effect,
and you may be entitled to receive compensation for siding that fails under the terms of Masonite's warranty program
separate and apart from this Settlement.

The Masonite Siding that was under the class action had a warranty of 25 years.

To file a warranty claim contact Masonite at: 1-800-323-4591


MASONITE Hardboard Siding that was installed before these class actions ( Jan 1980)
may have had a 30 year warranty. That is almost over now. We do not have any information about that.
International Paper is the parent Company that would handle any warranty claims at this point.

Masonite's March 6, 2001 Announcement to phase out Hardboard Siding:

 


Masonite Omniwood Siding

MASONITE OMNIWOOD Masonite Omniwood Siding is under class action until January 6, 2009.

If you qualify as an Eligible Claimant, you may be entitled to recover under the Settlement Agreement. To be an Eligible Claimant, you must: own property in the United States or its territories in which Masonite OmniWood Siding has been incorporated and installed from January 1, 1992 to January 6, 1999, and have not assigned the claim regarding the alleged damage caused by Masonite OmniWood Siding;

To file a claim call Masonite at: 1-800-323-4591

& Masonite Roofing issues



 


STIMSON FORESTEX

The settlement term ended on November 12, 2011.

 

The Independent Claims Administrator was Rust Consulting, 1-800-427-2763,

 

STIMSON LUMBER: WA Forestex Settlement Notification Initiated A Court-ordered notification has been initiated in order to inform property owners in the western United States about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit about Forestex hardboard siding manufactured by Stimson Lumber Company (titled Gardner v. Stimson Lumber Company, No. 00-2-17633-3SEA). The settlement is being overseen by Judge Mary I. Yu of the Superior Court of Washington, in and for King County. The settlement includes all those who have owned or own property on which Forestex siding has been incorporated or installed in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Hawaii since January 1, 1985. The settlement will pay all qualified claims for specific kinds of siding damage, including certain thickness swelling, edge checking, buckling, warping, softness, wax bleed, delamination, and welting. Notices are scheduled to appear in newspaper supplements and regional editions of magazines, as well as mailed to those with known addresses, leading up to a court hearing on November 12, 2004, when the Court will consider whether to approve the settlement. Those affected by the settlement can object to any part of it by November 5, 2004. Later, more notices will appear on TV telling those included how they may get claim forms. Forestex hardboard siding - made to look like conventional wood siding - was made until 1997 from wood fiber, wax, and resins, in both lap (board) and panel (sheet) styles. Forestex siding has a stamp on the back with the number AHA 05. After the settlement is approved, a claims process will begin and claim forms will be issued to those who request them now. Payment amounts will be determined by a formula that takes into account siding damage in relation to wall size, siding square footage, the age of the siding, and whether it was properly installed. Payments will vary but could provide money to replace some or all of the siding on a wall or an entire home. For more details, contact Forestex Claims by Mail: P.O. Box 1371, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1371



Weyerhaeuser Company
Collins Manufacturing Company

The class action on all Weyerhaeuser Siding Products will end Dec 31, 1999
It will not be ntil that time that all the siding installed between Jan 1 1981 to Dec 31, 1999 will revert back to their origanl warranties.
Call the Weyerhaeuser Product Assurance Department: 253-924-2655 to apply for a warranty claim.

The deadline for claims for siding installed between January 1, 1981 and December 31, 1987 has passed.
 The deadline for claims for siding installed between between January 1, 1988 and December 31, 1993 is December 22, 2006.
For siding installed between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1999 claims are due December 22, 2009.

   To contact Weyerhaeuser;
If your siding was installed between Jan 1, 1994- Dec 31, 1999
call: 1-800-365-0697

to visit Weyerhaeuser's web pages click here:

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Attorneys in the state of Washington that handled the Washington state class action against Weyerhaeuser :
Tousley Brain, (206) 682 5600.
Seattle, Washington

 


For information regarding Temple Inland click here.


Thanks to HADD: Applying for Hardboard Siding Settlements



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