Dimensions of Lumber Sold at Menards Stores

May 2018: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed.

October 2017: The named plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal.

September 2017: A federal judge dismissed this case concluding that the labels are not deceptive. Among other things, the judge found that reasonable consumers would not think that the labels showed the exact dimensions of the lumber and they had access to information to determine the actual dimensions of the lumber. The dismissal was with prejudice.

March 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Menard, Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising the dimensions of lumber products. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the dimensions of lumber products are smaller than the advertised dimensions. For example, the complaint says that the advertised dimensions of the most commonly used framing lumber are “2” x 4” – 8’” when the lumber actually measures “1.5” x 3.5” – 8’.” (Fuchs et al v. Menard, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-1752, N.D. Ill.)

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