Cedar Shakes and Shingles Antitrust Litigation

Liebo, et al., v Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, Walden Forest Products, Ltd., Anbrook Industries, Ltd., and G&R Cedar Ltd.
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Case No. 2:19-cv-00288

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Case Overview

On February 27, 2019, Keller Rohrback filed a class action complaint alleging major manufacturers within the industry colluded to fix prices on cedar shakes and shingles in the United States and Canada as far back as January 1, 2011 and continuing up to the present. Cedar shakes are most commonly used for roofing projects and have a rustic appearance.  Cedar shingles have a more uniform and even thickness and frequently appear as siding, and sometimes also as roofing.

At issue in the case are the 95% of cedar shakes and shingles that are sold under the Certi-Label of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB). The CSSB is the trade association for the cedar shake and shingles industry. Plaintiffs allege competition was stifled by the manufacturers of Certi-Labeled shakes and shingles coming together within this association.  Plaintiffs allege that anybody who had purchased these Certi-Label shakes or shingles will have paid more than they would have if there had been a competitive market.

On June 21, 2019, Keller Rohrback was appointed Interim Co-lead Counsel for a class of End Users, i.e., people who purchased shakes and shingles for their own use and not for resale. On June 28, 2019, the End User Plaintiffs filed their Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint. The litigation is proceeding before the Honorable Marsha J. Pechman.

You may learn more about the case and review the specific allegations and the definitions of the three proposed classes in the Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint contained in the Case Documents Section below.

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