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Judge: Economic-Loss Doctrine Does Not Bar Property Damage Claims

Mealey's (August 5, 2015, 2:03 PM EDT) -- EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A federal judge in Illinois on July 31 denied portions of Tamko Building Products Inc.’s motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over alleged defects in its roofing shingles, ruling that plaintiffs could pursue strict liability and negligence claims stemming from damage that allegedly occurred to their homes as a result of the shingles prematurely cracking (Richard Disher, et al. v. Tamko Building Products Inc., et al., No. 14-cv-740, S.D. Ill.).

(Opinion available. Document #09-150807-013Z.)

U.S. Judge Staci M. Yandle of...
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