The Pella Corp. has issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision not to hear its petition for review in the Pella vs. Saltzman complaint.

“While disappointed in the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, we are not particularly surprised,” says Pella counsel James O’Neal, a partner at Faegre and Benson LLP. “Only a very small percentage of petitions, typically only as few as 80 out of more than 8,000 that are submitted, are actually heard by the court. Additionally, the Supreme Court petition was only about the suitability of the class certification – and not about the merits of the case.”

According to the Pella statement, the previous ruling that a class action can stand against the company with regard to its ProLine® casement windows sold from 1991 through June 12, 2009, can now proceed.

“We continue to believe very strongly in Pella’s high-quality products, warranty and service and believe this lawsuit is without merit,” O’Neal adds. “As an industry leader, Pella has an 85-year history of satisfying customers, and takes that reputation very seriously.”


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