Bought drywall in the past 12 months? Read this

Thursday, January 17, 2013

 

Consumer Action has been informed by a law firm we work with about a potential lawsuit against companies that produce and sell gypsum drywall for the construction and remodeling of homes. The attorneys believe that these companies (see footnote No. 1) may have been involved in price fixing (see footnote No. 2). The legal action would seek refunds for consumers and the builders of homes that purchased drywall from these companies from Jan. 1, 2012 to the present.

If you purchased gypsum dry wall from these companies or you believe that the builder of your home or your contractor did, you may contact the attorneys for more information.

Contact: Bryan L. Clobes Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP 1101 Market St., Suite 2650 Philadelphia, PA 19107 Email: [email protected] Phone: 215-864-2800 (office) Website: www.caffertyclobes.com

Footnotes:

[1] USG Corp (incorporated in Delaware, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois), parent of US Gypsum Co. and L&W Supply, subsidiaries through which it manufactures and distributes gypsum board; New NGC (“National Gypsum”) (Delaware, Charlotte, N.C.); LaFarge NA Inc. (Maryland, Reston, VA); CertainTeed Corp. (Delaware, Valley Forge, PA); Georgia-Pacific LLC (Delaware, Atlanta, GA); American Gypsum Co. (Delaware, Dallas, TX); Temple-Inland, Inc. (Delaware, Austin, TX); PABCO Building Prods. Inc. (California, Rancho Cordova, CA).

[2] In late 2011, these companies issued price increases of 30-35%, eliminated job quotes (which offered price protection during ongoing projects), restricted supply and issued additional increases of 25-30% for 2013 despite a soft construction market. Defendants had agreed to the increases during trade industry meetings.

 

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