I applied Behr Super Raw Hide stain on my cedar siding on two
houses,within 6 months they started turning black and peeling under the
stain. A year later I heard of a law suit in the state of Washington
just above us here in Oregon. They had just won a lawsuit on the same
issue in Washington. I called them and they told me they were
considering a nationwide class action suit and if I was interested in
joining they would include me. I said sure so they send me a packet to
fill out I had all my receipts photos, empty cans and a sample of my
black siding I sent it back and waited calling them every couple of
months for updates this went on for a couple of years. Finally I got a
letter from a claims administrator telling me we had won the law suit
and soon as they had all the information from all the claimants we
would be reimbursed. I waited a couple of months and called again .
this went on several months. Finally I received a denial letter
claiming I had no damage. Mind you I have documented proof. The letter
stated I could appeal the decision and gave me an address to send the
application for appeal to. I called the attorneys office in Washington
and all of their numbers had been disconnected. I suspected then I was
had. I contacted a private attorney that does my corporate stuff and he
sent a notice of appeal and asked for a response from the independent
claims administrator. He got no response so He sent another registered
letter and still no response. Then he called them and spoke to a
gentleman on the phone who told him he had no such letter and after a
while finally admitted they received it after my attorney told the man
it was signed for. My attorney asked the gentleman for his last name
and he would not give it to him. That was the last contact I had with
him. I could not afford to have my attorney send another letter as it
was costly and they were not responding anyway. I contacted the State
Attorney Generals office and they asked me if the settlement was done
by a court order and I said yes then I was told They could not do
anything about it if it was sent from a court. It was over their
jurisdiction. I have pretty much given up on getting compensated for my
loss it involved siding on two houses. It is a shame the working man
gets treated this way. The Judge Probably got his cut as well as who
knows who paid the administrator and what may have happened to the
original attorneys. I am sure this happens in many such cases They know
the working man cannot afford to fight it. They split the money and
run. If you know anyone who can help me bring this to national
attention or forward this e-mail to someone who cares would you please.
Someone needs to do something about it.
Sincerely: Gary A. Wolfer
33769 Red Bridge Rd.
Albany, Oregon 97322
If you are a member of this class action suit and were turned down
e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Arizona years ago we had a class action suit against the dairies for milk
price fix. I joined and years later got a ticket for a few gallons of milk.
Scumbag attorneys enriched themselves with millions of dollars from the
successful suit and we got a few gallons per family.
What a hoax.!The American justice way.
Seamus J. Wilson
Not intended as a flame, but let's say they charged you $0.25/gallon too
much for 50 gallons of milk. That's $12.50 they took from you, although one
could argue that you didn't have to buy the milk if you didn't like the
price. What compensation do you expect, knowing that the lawyers are going
to get 40% of the proceeds IF they win the case?
I'd say a few gallons of milk is reasonable compensation...
In alt.home.lawn.garden on Sun, 8 May 2005 15:17:25 -0700 "sligo"
Reimbursing the plaintiffs is only one reason lawsuits exist. One of
the purposes of these lawsuits is to punish the defendant, and
discourage him from doing it again, and I'm sure the judgment did
that. Why would the attorneys take this case if they weren't going to
make money? They probably got a third but they might have put in all
that work and expenses and gotten nothing, if they'd lost. The other
two thirds** went to you guys, any of the milk tickets that weren't
redeemed probably went to a valid charity, chosen by the judge.
**Well, if the plaintiffs didn't show that they had been overcharged
enough to equal the judgment against the milk company, the difference
probably also went to that charity.
What do you expect to happen? How much work do you do for others for
As to the original case, I would call the court that wrote you the
letter, and find out what you should do. Find out the attorneys'
current phone number and address, or what attorneys had been appointed
to replace the ones whose phones were disconnected. If no one else
who tried to contact these attorneys told the court they couldn't do
so, the court may not even know there has been a problem. You can
write letters yourself, as well as having an attorney do it.
If emailing, please let me know whether
or not you are posting the same letter.
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