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Halunen Law and Co-Counsel Firms Reach Settlement in Case Against IKO Roofing Shingles

Halunen Law, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., and Levin Sedran & Berman, announced recently that plaintiffs they represented entered into an agreement to settle various class actions relating to IKO roofing shingles. The settlement applies to the “organic” asphalt shingles that were installed on buildings in the United States primarily between 1978 and 2008. Read the recent press release about …

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IKO Status Update – March 2017

On November 8, 2016, Judge James Shadid held a hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Reconsideration on Judge Baker’s previous ruling denying Plaintiffs’ motion to strike new testimony IKO Submitted on behalf of two purported experts, Dr. Rene Dupuis and Andrew Lodge. Judge Shadid denied Plaintiffs’ motion but ordered IKO to produce documents and ordered that Plaintiffs …

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IKO Status Update – May 7, 2015

Plaintiffs appealed Judge Baker’s January 28, 2014 decision denying class certification and were successful in obtaining a reversal of the decision.  On July 2, 2014, The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit found that there were multiple grounds upon which the district court judge could certify the class. The Seventh Circuit court of appeals then …

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February 2014 IKO Update – Class Certification Denied

On January 28, 2014, Judge Harold Baker denied Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification. In his ruling, Judge Baker reasoned that the evidence provided to the Court was insufficient to support a finding that Plaintiffs have each experienced the same type of damage. In particular, Judge Baker disagreed with Plaintiffs’ attorneys that the damages experienced by …

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Class Certification Hearing Yet to Come

The Court issued a ruling on May 10, 2013, but did not rule on class certification. Judge Baker ruled on several of Plaintiffs’ claims, requiring substitution of class representatives and amendments to the remaining claims against IKO. Based on these rulings, the scheduling order has been amended to allow Plaintiff’s additional time to modify their …

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In RE IKO Roofing Shingle Products Liability Litigation is in Discovery

March 15, 2010 During the next several months, the parties in this class action lawsuit will engage in discovery. During this time, the parties exchange documents, interview witnesses, and ask and answer questions relating to the claims in lawsuits. For example, the named plaintiffs have requested that IKO produce documents relating to how the company …

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IKO’s Warranty / “Goodwill Release Offer”

October 10, 2012 – Status Unchanged District Court Judge has not ruled on class certification IKO Warranty ~ ‘Goodwill Release Offer’ Many individuals have contacted IKO regarding warranty claims and have received a ‘goodwill release offer’ from the company. Typically, this warranty offer will cover the cost of prorated materials and you will be given …

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MORE SOURCES FOR NEWS AND CASE UPDATES

Halunen Law is pleased to announce that we are now on Facebook and Twitter! We will be posting IKO case updates on both social media platforms, along with the IKO litigation website. We will also be posting other interesting news regarding employment and consumer issues and new investigations. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HalunenLaw and …

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Plaintiffs File Consolidation Complaint

The named plaintiffs in the class action lawsuits against IKO have filed their Consolidated Complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The lawsuits allege that IKO designed, manufactured, and sold defective shingles to homeowners throughout the United States. The shingles are curling, cracking, falling off buildings, rapidly deteriorating, and …

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TWO LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST IKO COMPANIES IN CANADA

January 6, 2010 In December, plaintiffs from Ontario and Alberta filed class action lawsuits against IKO. The lawsuits allege claims under various consumer protection and competition laws. The Plaintiffs claim that their IKO roofing shingles were defective and began to leak, curl, split, or crack before the end of the warranty period. You can read …

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