“The homes of millions of Pella consumers are affected by the windows at issue, and we are privileged to advocate on behalf of those consumers”
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 29, 2014
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was named the new class counsel in a federal class action lawsuit regarding allegedly defective Pella windows.
U.S. District Court Judge James B. Zagel appointed Robert Clifford as lead class counsel on September 15th, 2014 citing his “demonstrated skills in the field.” George K. Lang of Rolling Meadows was appointed to serve as co-counsel.
In his order regarding Pella, Judge Zagel wrote that “Messrs. Clifford and Lang will best serve the interests of the class.” In 2013, Judge Zagel approved a supposed $90 million settlement involving defective Pella aluminum-clad windows that leaked, resulting in premature wood rot and other damage to buildings. The Seventh Circuit rejected that figure in rejecting the settlement.
“The homes of millions of Pella consumers are affected by the windows at issue, and we are privileged to advocate on behalf of those consumers,” said Shannon McNulty, partner at Clifford Law Offices also handling the matter. “The litigation team leading this case will vigorously protect the consumers’ rights.” McNulty further clarified that the Seventh Circuit did not dismiss the case but did reject the settlement terms for which approval had been sought prior to the appointment of Clifford and Lang.
The case, Saltzman et al. v. Pella Corp, et al., 1:06-cv-04481, is now being led by Clifford and Lang in the Northern District of Illinois.
About Robert A. Clifford
Robert A. Clifford was named by Chicago Magazine as one of the top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013 and Crain’s Chicago Business named Clifford once again as one of the “most influential people in Chicago" in 2013. Clifford remains committed to raising the quality of the practice of law in the state of Illinois and promoting civility. He was named the 2012 Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year. Based upon his trial accomplishments, and his contributions to the legal community and the Chicago area, his colleagues nominated him for the prestigious honor given to one person each year. He is the founder of Clifford Law Offices, a nationally recognized personal injury law firm in Chicago concentrating in aviation, transportation, personal injury, medical negligence, and product liability law. To learn more about Robert Clifford visit http://cliffordlaw.com/attorneys/robert-a-clifford/