A federal judge has denied class certification to a nationwide group of plaintiffs who claimed that a company’s shingles were so unreliable that using them were like “playing roulette.”

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit determined that a proposed class of consumers from Pennsylvania, Texas, California and Illinois, who bought Owens Corning shingles, failed to identify a defect that was common to each plaintiff’s case. The precedential ruling affirmed a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, which had said plaintiffs’ theories were too broad to show that the class would be sufficiently cohesive under the predominance requirement for class certification.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]