Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 7th Circuit Vacates Ruling Denying Certification Of Roofing Shingle Class

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 7th Circuit Vacates Ruling Denying Certification Of Roofing Shingle Class

CHICAGO - A Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 2 overturned a federal judge in Illinois' ruling denying certification for a class of consumers from eight states who claim that organic asphalt roofing shingles made by Iko Manufacturing Inc. did not meet industry standards, after finding that the class's theories of damages matched their theory of liability (In the matter of: Iko Roofing Shingle Products Liability Litigation, No. 14-1532, 7th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12684).

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