Past Class Actions

LP Trim Board Claims

In 2008, Justin Lucey and co-counsel reached a class action settlement with Louisiana Pacific for compensation to home owners and others for damaged Trimboard on their structures. Trimboard is a manufactured or composite wood trim product, sometimes referred to as medium density fiberboard, which is used as trim on the exterior of structures. It comes in different widths, and is often used as trim around windows and doors, at corners of structures as corner board, as or over the band board at the base of the first floor, as fascia or soffit near the roof line, and/or as decorative trim on columns, rail posts, and along porches or stair stringers.

Plaintiff alleged that the Trimboard was unsuitable for exterior use, and that it often failed prematurely due to water absorption, resulting in swelling or decay. The settlement provided for compensation of $17 per foot for partial replacement of damaged Trimboard; or $14 per foot for complete replacement of damaged Trimboard, less attorney fees of one third.

The documents below will provide you with further information on this case.

Final Judgment and Order Approving Class Action Settlement

Charleston Gypsum EIFS Claims

EIFS Class Action relating to Parex brand Exterior Finish and Insulation Systems sold by 
Charleston Gypsum (principally in the Charleston, South Carolina MSA/Tri-County Area)

Justin Lucey and co-counsel prosecuted a class action against a distributor known
as Charleston Gypsum, previously located in North Charleston, SC. The suit concerned the Parex
brand EIFS (Exterior Finish and Insulation System) sold by Charleston Gypsum in the 1991-mid 
1995 time frame.

EIFS, also commonly referred to as synthetic stucco, is an exterior cladding system consisting of 
layers of EPS board (analogous to Styrofoam), fiberglass mesh, and plasticized stucco. Plaintiffs 
alleged that this system is inherently defective in that it permits water intrusion behind it at 
terminations/penetrations, e.g. windows, and allows damage to occur unnoticed within the 
structure’s walls.

A settlement was reached and proceeds were distributed to Charleston residents who were identified in the Defendants’ records.

The documents below will provide you with further information on this case.

Final Order Approving Class Action Settlement