LONDON, ON, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - A national class action related to IKO
Organic Shingles has been certified by the Ontario Superior Court of
IKO Organic Shingles mean all asphalt organic shingles manufactured by
or on behalf of IKO Industries Ltd., Canroof Corporation Inc., or I.G.
Machine (the "defendants"). See the full legal notice (online at www.classaction.ca) for a list of brand names. The class action does not relate to IKO
What the Class Action is About - The representative plaintiff, on behalf of himself and the Class, is
claiming damages from the defendants for the alleged negligent design
and manufacture of IKO Organic Shingles. Specifically, the
representative plaintiff alleges that IKO Organic Shingles were
negligently designed and manufactured in a manner that, under normal
conditions and usage, would result in premature failure. In addition,
with respect to persons in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Quebec and/or New Brunswick, the representative plaintiff alleges that
the defendants breached the consumer protection legislation by
representing that IKO Organic Shingles complied with industry standards
when he says they did not comply, or were not adequately tested in
order to determine whether they did comply. The representative
plaintiff seeks damages, on behalf of himself and the Class, for, among
other things, the costs of removing and replacing defective IKO Organic
Shingles, including associated labour costs. The defendants deny all
of the claims made in the class action. The allegations have not been
proven in court.
The Class - The certified class includes current or former owners or lessees of
buildings located in Canada that contain or contained IKO Organic
Shingles. See the full legal notice available online at www.classaction.ca for the complete class definition.
Common Issues - The class proceeding will determine the common issues relating to
whether IKO Organic Shingles defendants were negligent in the design
and manufacturing of IKO Organic Shingles and whether the defendants
breached the relevant consumer protection legislation. See the full
legal notice available online at www.classaction.ca for a complete list of common issues.
Opting Out - Persons can opt out (exclude themselves from) the class action. See
the full legal notice available online at www.classaction.ca for details about the consequences of opting out or not opting out, and
the process and deadline for opting out.
SOURCE: Siskinds LLP
For further information:
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