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 follow us on Twitter @Halunenlaw or https://www.twitter.com/HalunenLaw.

At this time, we are still awaiting a ruling on our Motion for Class Certification, which will hopefully be issued this upcoming summer or early fall. We will update those who have contacted us once we receive a ruling on this matter. We will also post the update on our Facebook and Twitter page!

Case Update March 2012

The litigation has been going on for about 3 years. At this point we have concluded the Class Certification Discovery phase of the litigation. A Motion for Class Certification was filed on January 5, 2012 and we are currently awaiting a ruling on that Motion. We are hopeful for a decision late this summer or upcoming fall, although the judge may take more time. We will update those people who have contacted us regarding the ruling on our Motion for Class Certification.

Shingle List Update

The list of shingles involved in this lawsuit has been updated and expanded. The list now includes, and identifies, CRC branded shingles that are part of the class action lawsuits. To view the list of shingles that are part of the lawsuits, click "Shingle List" at the top of this page, or click here.

Plaintiffs File Consolidated 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 otherwise not performing as promised. The lawsuit further alleges that IKO did not take the appropriate steps to remedy the problems. The lawsuit seeks damages for the cost of replacing the defective shingles, labor, disposal and other related expenses. If the court certifies the proposed class, then all individuals who own properties with defective organic IKO shingles that fall within the class as defined by the court will be covered by this lawsuit.

Shingle Samples Needed

We are in the process of conducting laboratory tests of various IKO organic shingles. We are currently seeking individuals who have samples of used and new IKO organic shingles to send samples to our office for testing by an expert. Many people find that they have unused extra shingles in their garage, attic, or basement. If you have both (1) a sample of a used IKO organic shingle that is displaying signs of a defect, and (2) an unused sample of the same type of shingle, please contact us and indicate that you have a sample.

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 handles warranty claims, tests shingles, determines who will receive a warranty payment, and how much to reimburse customers when their IKO shingles fail.

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 the Statements of Claim (Complaints) here: Alberta | Ontario

IKO Class Actions Will Proceed in Urbana, Illinois

December 3, 2009

A panel of federal judges has granted the plaintiff’s motion to consolidate all IKO Shingles litigation to the Central District of Illinois. The IKO companies argued in favor of transferring the lawsuits to the Northern District of Illinois; however, the judges declined the companies’ request. The Panel held: