Category: Consumer Law

Ellis v. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, No. 11-2319

Decided: November 2, 2012 Appellants appealed the district court’s order dismissing their class action complaint in which they claimed that Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) negligently designed and manufactured a composite building product, Trimboard, designed and marketed for use as trim around exterior windows and door. They also alleged that LP violated...

AU Optronics Corp. v. South Carolina, No. 11-254, and LG Display Co., Ltd. v. South Carolina, No. 11-255

Decided:  October 25, 2012 In addressing AU Optronics and LG Display’s (together “Defendants”) separate appeals of the District Court of South Carolina’s decisions to remand their cases to South Carolina state court, the Fourth Circuit adopted the “whole-case approach” to resolve the jurisdictional question at issue in the case.  Applying...

Watkins v. SunTrust Mortg., Inc., No. 10-1915

Decided Dec. 14, 2011 When Edward and Danielle Watkins refinanced their home loan with SunTrust Mortgage, they were given a notice of a right to rescind. This notice substantially complied with Model Form H–8 (in accordance with 12 C.F.R. pt. 226) rather than Model Form H–9. H–9 applied specifically to...