Homeowners win settlement against Trex Decking

March 31, 2010 11:19:54 AM PDT
A class action settlement has been awarded to homeowners who paid thousands of dollars for decking, only to see their decks fall apart within a few years.

A federal judge in San Jose approved the settlement, despite objections of many consumers. The agreement with Trex Decking awards consumers free replacement materials, but leaves them footing the bill for thousands of dollars in labor costs.

Judges can overturn settlements if it is determined the settlements are one sided, but in this case, Judge Jeremy Fogel ruled the settlement was fair, adequate, reasonable, and the amount paid to attorneys was just.