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    IKO ROOFING SHINGLES

    Background
    The representative plaintiff, on behalf of himself and the Class, is claiming damages from the defendants (IKO Industries Ltd., Canroof Corporation Inc., and I.G. Machine & Fibers Ltd.) for the negligent design and manufacture of IKO Organic Shingles. Specifically, the representative plaintiff alleges that IKO Organic Shingles were negligently designed and manufactured in a manner that, under normal conditions and usage, would result in premature failure.

    Additionally, with respect to persons in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and/or New Brunswick, the representative plaintiff also asserts claims for breach of the consumer protection legislation. Specifically, the representative plaintiff asserts that the Defendants breached the consumer protection legislation by representing that IKO Organic Shingles complied with industry standards, notwithstanding that IKO Organic Shingles did not comply with industry standards and that the Defendants did not conduct the necessary testing to determine whether IKO Organic Shingles did, in fact, comply with industry standards.

    The representative plaintif seeks damages, on behalf of himself and the Class, for, among other things, the costs of removing and replacing defective IKO Organic Shingles, including associated labour costs.
    The court has not taken any position as to the likelihood of recovery on the part of the representative plaintiff or the Class, or as to the truth or merits of the claims or defences asserted by either side. The allegations made by the representative plaintiff have not been proven in court.

    Certification
    On July 19, 2012, the action was certified as a class proceeding by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.  On June 5, 2013, the Ontario Divisional Court denied leave to appeal the certification order.  The court certified a national class on behalf of all persons that own or have owned, lease or have leased, and all those who have or may pursue claims through or in the name or right of those who own or have owned, lease or have leased buildings in Canada that contain or have ever contained IKO organic shingles. This means that the claims of all class members will be determined in a single proceeding.

    Relevant Records
    Please retain copies of all related invoices and receipts.  You should also take photographs of the roof before removing the shingles, keep sample shingles (both any unused shingles and shingles removed from your roof) and, if possible, have your roofing contractor write a short report regarding the condition of the shingles.  All of this information might be needed when the time comes to file a claim under any class action settlement or judgment.

    If you would like to register to receive further updates about the status of this class action (including any settlement), please fill out our online information form. By completing this form, you are not retaining Siskinds, nor do you incur any obligations in connection with this lawsuit.

    For further information concerning the IKO Roofing Shingles class action, please contact Vinnie Mastroianni at 1-800-461-6166 ext 2446 or e-mail Vinnie at ikoclassaction@siskinds.com.


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