Welcome to the Eliason, et al. v. Gentek Building Products, Inc., and Associated
Materials, Inc. Settlement Website
This website concerns a lawsuit involving certain steel siding manufactured by Gentek
Building Products Inc. and Associated Building Materials ("Defendants" or "Gentek").
A settlement has been reached in this lawsuit. With certain exceptions described
in the Notice which you may download on this website, you may be entitled to participate
if you are a member of the Settlement Class, which includes all persons, organizations,
municipalities, corporations and entities that own structures, whether commercial
or residential, on which Gentek Steel Siding was applied during the period January
1, 1991 through March 15, 2013, that is covered by a Gentek Steel Siding warranty
and which siding experienced Steel Peel.
The Settlement will provide for enhanced warranty procedures and remedies for Class
Members, described in the Long Form Notice on the Case Documents page.
You must submit a valid proof of purchase (described in the Notice) and Gentek's
Self-Inspection Report, and must establish that your siding has experienced Steel
Peel, in order to receive benefits under the Settlement Agreement.
If you have questions about the settlement, please contact the administrator
toll-free via telephone at:
The Court in charge of this case has not yet decided whether or not to approve the
Settlement. The enhanced warranty procedures and superior remedies provided for
by the Settlement will not be implemented until after the Court approves the Settlement
and after any possible appeals are resolved. If the Settlement becomes effective
and if you are a Class Member whose Siding is experiencing Steel Peel, you will
be entitled to the benefits of the Settlement at that time. If the settlement is
approved, this website will provide updated information regarding how to make a
claim under the settlement. Check back beginning August 2, 2013. The procedure for
initiating a claim under the Settlement will not take effect until the Settlement
Update to dates for motion for attorneys' fees and opposition thereto on Long Form
Motion by plaintiffs' counsel for an award of attorneys' fees and reimbursement of
costs to be filed no later than June 28, 2013
Opposition by plaintiffs' counsel for an award of attorneys' fees and reimbursement
of costs to be filed no later than July 15, 2013
Although the information in this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace
the information contained in the Class Notice or the Settlement Agreement, both
of which can be downloaded from this website under the case documents tab.