CGL was co-lead counsel in the CertainTeed roof shingle litigation. On September 1, 2010, the Hon. Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania approved a settlement valued between $655 to $741 million on behalf of consumers. Approximately 75,000 class members have submitted a claim, and the claim period continues for years in the future.

The suit alleges that CertainTeed’s organic shingles fail to perform as marketed and that CertainTeed knowingly and intentionally concealed these defects. The suit also alleges that CertainTeed had no intention of providing the services set forth in their warranties for these roofing shingles.

Information about the settlement, including how to submit a claim form, is available on the web at