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Someone needs to get a clue-by-four
Topic Started: Mar 13 2018, 05:48 AM (51 Views)
George K
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Finally
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-homedepot-lumber/lawsuit-saying-home-depot-tricks-buyers-of-4x4-lumber-is-deep-sixed-idUSKCN1GO2TN
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A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Home Depot Inc of deceiving shoppers about the size of its four-by-four lumber.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago rejected plaintiff Mikhail Abramov’s claim that the largest U.S. home improvement retailer should be held liable for selling lumber as 4 inches thick by 4 inches wide, when the dimensions were actually 3-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches.

While not persuaded by Atlanta-based Home Depot that the lumber’s actual size was“common knowledge,” Coleman said its labels reading“4X4-6’” would not have misled reasonable consumers.

She said the“4x4” portion lacked any unit of measurement, and Home Depot never expressly represented that its lumber actually measured 4 inches by 4 inches.

Abramov’s allegations“describe no more than a label that was potentially confusing to some consumers,” Coleman wrote.

The dismissal was without prejudice, meaning Abramov can refile his proposed class-action complaint, which sought unspecified damages. His lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes said on Monday:“We’re glad to have resolved the issue.”

In seeking a dismissal, Home Depot said a ruling for Abramov would“ignore nearly a century of standardization and disturb an entire industry’s reliance on these lumber names.”
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Larry
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Good grief...
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Jolly
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What a maroon.

Does this idiot not understand what nominal lumber means? Has he even framed up a dog house?

Next thing, he'll be suing them because they put half the nail heads on the wrong end of the nail. Yeesh.. :rolleyes2: :rolleyes2:
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Larry
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Home Depot isn't the ones who set the standards for dimensional lumber in the first place. If they sized their materials differently, none of it would fit with anything, and as a result, no one would buy it.

I think this fool just thought he'd found a way to get money out of deep pockets.
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Jolly
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And this is a prime example of why "loser pays" should be adopted in our legal system.
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