On June 4, 2010, the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, granted preliminary approval in this case which was prosecuted in both State and Federal Court. In Cartwright v. Viking Industries, Inc., Case No. 2:07-cv-2159, the case involved aluminum windows manufactured by Viking Industries, Inc. (purchased by Pella Corporation in 1998).
The Cartwright case was certified as a litigation class on April 10, 2009 by Judge Frank C. Damrell, Jr. Birka-White Law Offices jointly prosecuted the case with co-lead counsel Lieff Cabraser Heinmann & Bernstein of San Francisco, California. The case was brought on behalf of thousands of California residents who received Viking windows manufactured from the mid-1980s through the 1990s. The windows are alleged to be defectively designed and allow water intrusion into the building in which they are installed.
The hearing on Final Approval was held August 27, 2010. The deadline to submit a claim has expired.
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