Alleged Defects in HardiBoard Siding Lead to Class Action Lawsuit

December 11, 2013

Important Information

ClassAction.org is no longer reviewing claims for this case. The information here is for reference only. Up-to-date information and resources can be found here.

Comments |

At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Consumers whose properties have been outfitted with James Hardie fiber cement siding.
Damages
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.
Company(ies)
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