January 2, 2018 / 11:25 PM / 10 months ago

Federal judge grants summary judgment in all cases of HardiePlank MDL

NEW YORK (Reuters) -

A federal judge on Tuesday effectively shut down a multidistrict litigation involving claims by homeowners that James Hardie Building Products Inc. misrepresented the durability of its exterior fiber-cement sidings.

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis in federal court in Minneapolis granted Hardie’s motion for summary judgment in all of the 14 pending cases.

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