MONTRÉAL, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - A proposed class action lawsuit has been
issued against Maibec Inc., a Québec manufacturer of natural wood
shingles and siding. The action alleges that Maibec wood shingles and
siding are prone to premature failure, including warping, peeling,
cracking, buckling and curling, despite a thirty-year warranty.
The petitioners, Helen E. Raleigh and Steven Raleigh, own a home that
had Maibec wood shingles and siding installed on it in 2005. By 2012,
the siding was curling and splitting. Mr. and Ms. Raleigh contacted
Maibec several times, but Maibec refused to proceed with the necessary
repairs. Mr. and Ms. Raleigh were eventually forced to cover the
$40,000.00 cost of the repairs out of their own pocket to prevent
further damage to their home.
Similar actions have been filed in the United States.
Mr. and Ms. Raleigh's Québec lawyers, Siskinds Desmeules s.e.n.c.r.l.,
will seek authorization for the action to proceed as a class action
from the Québec court.
If you have experienced problems with Maibec wood shingles and/or siding
or with Maibec's warranty process, please complete the online
information form at: http://www.classaction.ca/joinaction.aspx?action=maibec
SOURCE: Siskinds Desmeules s.e.n.c.r.l.
For further information:
on this action:
Siskinds Desmeules s.e.n.c.r.l.
480, Saint-Laurent, suite 501
Montréal, Québec, H2Y 3Y7
Tel: (514) 849-1970