Monarch Decking 20-Year Warranty Class Action Settlement
You are a member of the class if your purchased from Monarch materials such as decking materials including railings and boards, or were transferred ownership of the product or any structures containing Monarch Decking when you purchased a home or building
Excluded from this Class are individuals who previously made a warranty claim to any defendant with relation to owned Monarch product, where said claim was satisfied by acceptance of replacement product or otherwise agreed to have been satisfied. Also excluded are entities that purchased Monarch product for purpose of resale.
The settlement class is divided into two tiers of claimants. Tier 1 claimants will be treated as having submitted a claim for the amount he/she/it paid for Monarch decking products, up to a maximum of $30,000. Tier 2 claimants will be treated as having submitted a claim for either $2,000 or $500 depending on the type of Monarch decking products acquired or purchased. The amount paid to each participant will depend on the number of claimants and the size of each claim. A person submitting a valid claim of $4,000 will receive twice the amount of money as a person submitting a valid claim for $2,000. However, because the total dollar value of all claims is expected to exceed the available funds, no claimant should expect to receive payment for the total cost he/she/it expended for Monarch decking products. In other words, a person submitting for example a claim for $4,000 should expect to receive less than $4,000 from the settlement fund.
Proof of Purchase
Mark A. Stolzenburg v. Green Tree Composites LLC.,Case No. 4:14-cv-1533,District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
This lawsuit addresses complaints that some Monarch Decking products and materials are defective.
In this case the plaintiff indicated in the lawsuit that the defendants sold decking under Monarch brand with a 20 year warranty, this decking manifested a variety of defects once installed
The seller defendant did not stand by the warranty, instead they opted to tell the customers that Green Tree the manufacturer was out of business and thus not responsible or able to fulfill the promises made
Many consumers complaint of defects and extreme wear and tear happening before the 20 year warranty and not backed up by the manufacturer
Green Tree denies any liability but will settle to avoid the expenses associated to a trial