RPM International Inc. and its subsidiary Tremco are roofing and construction products companies that have come under significant scrutiny recently for allegedly selling defective materials to commercial builders. Tremco’s recent $61 million settlement with the federal government has garnered national attention for its claims of fraud, and product liability lawyers throughout the country are now investigating claims on behalf of consumers who believe they have been adversely affected by the company’s allegedly defective roofing products. If you have purchased one or more of Tremco’s roofing or sealant materials, contact our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation, as you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. Our consumer advocates are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers harmed by defective products, and can help put you in touch with an experienced Tremco roofing products lawyer in your area.
Tremco is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of roofing and sealant materials, and the company also offers weatherproofing and roofing services, such as roofing restoration and repair. Having adequate roofing and weatherproofing is important for businesses and homeowners because it protects employees and family members from the elements and sometimes even illness or disease. Unfortunately, when companies try to take advantage of consumers and knowingly sell and distribute defective materials, the consequences can be devastating for victims. The following are some Tremco roofing and sealant products that may be defective:
Allegations of fraud against RPM and its Tremco subsidiary were spurred by a whistleblower lawsuit, launched after the former vice president of Tremco, Greg Rudolph, resigned and went public with his allegations of fraud. In August 2013, the roofing company resolved the complaint with the federal government by agreeing to a $60.9 million settlement for damages and civil penalties arising from Tremco’s fradulent statements, records and claims that affected government entities with roofing contracts. According to allegations raised in the whistleblower lawsuit, Tremco is accused of the following:
Tremco Inc. is accused of knowingly selling defective roofing products and violating the False Claims Act, which was established to protect consumers and private businesses from companies who use unfair and malicious business practices to cheat consumers. Attorneys throughout the country believe that if Tremco knowingly sold defective roofing products to the federal government, they likely sold defective products to commercial contractors and homeowners as well. If you believe you have been sold defective Tremco roofing materials, contact a skilled lawyer in your area for legal help. You may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against Tremco and its parent company RPM International, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.