Alleged Defects in HardiBoard Siding Lead to Class Action Lawsuit

December 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Consumers whose properties have been outfitted with James Hardie fiber cement siding.
Allegedly, the exterior fiber cement siding fails prematurely, causing damage to underlying structures and other property due to moisture invasion. Signs that may indicate deterioration include warping, flaking, product shrinkage, cracking and discoloration.
James Hardie Industries, Ltd.
Additional Details
James Hardie markets and warrants its fiber cement exterior siding as "durable" and as providing long-lasting protection for 50 years without the need for maintenance. The siding is known informally among consumers and builders as "HardiBoard."
Type of Lawsuit
Class Action