Jordan L. Chaikin, Partner with Parker Waichman LLP, Appointed to Leadership Role in the Gentek Building Products, Inc. Products Liability Litigation
Jordan L. Chaikin, a partner at the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, has been appointed to the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in the product liability litigation against Gentek Building Products, Inc. and Associated Materials, LLC. According to the Complaint, the siding manufactured and sold by Gentek is defectively designed and manufactured in such a way that it will prematurely fail, causing damage to consumer homes.
(PRWEB) October 24, 2012
The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP is pleased to announce that Jordan L. Chaikin, a partner with the firm, has been appointed to the Executive Committee for Eliason, et al. v. Gentek Building Products, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:10-cv-02093 (N.D. of Ohio, Eastern Division). The appointment was made on October 10th in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.
The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a number of Plaintiffs who allege that the exterior siding manufactured by Gentek is defective and fails within the warranty period. Allegedly, the manufacturer's warranty is supposed to cover cracking, chipping, flaking, peeling or splitting for the life of the purchaser. The warranty is in effect for 50 years from the original installation in the case that the property is sold to a new owner.
According to the lawsuit, the siding peels, cracks and chips within the warranty period. Furthermore, the suit alleges that Gentek fails to honor their warranty. The Plaintiffs claim that instead of repairing, replacing or refinishing the siding as promised, the Defendants only offer a small amount of money as compensation or offer to repaint the affected area only. The suit claims that the sum of money offered is inadequate to reverse the damage, and repainting only the affected area will only lead to future repairs because it does not address the underlying problem.
Mr. Chaikin is experienced in several practice areas, including Mass Torts, Toxic Torts, Defective Drug Liability, Defective Medical Devices, Products Liability, Class Actions, Complex Litigation and General Personal Injury and Negligence Litigation. In addition to the Gentek litigation, he serves on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Dial Complete Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation MDL (No. 2263), currently underway in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the In Re: MI Windows and Doors, Inc. Products Liability Litigation taking place in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (MDL 2333) and the Colgate-Palmolive Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap Marketing Sales Practice and Litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire (MDL 2320).
Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free lawsuit consultations to consumers who purchased Gentek exterior siding. For more information, please visit the firm's Gentek siding page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).
Parker Waichman LLP
Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
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