Mudge continues lawsuit over defective cabinets

By Christina Stueve | Jul 3, 2012





Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge on June 27 continued a lawsuit over allegedly defective kitchen cabinets until Aug. 22.

The lawsuit was filed Dec. 23 by Doug and Jeanne Wojcieszak against Masco Cabinetry, Huttig, R.P. Lumber Co. and Carrington Custom Homes.

Carrington Custom Homes on April 16 filed a motion to dismiss and compel arbitration.

Travis Campbill and Rebecca Johnson of Bryan Cave entered their appearance on behalf of Huttig Building Products Inc., as written by Mudge in an April 27 order.

The law firm of Hennessy & Roach withdrew as counsel for Huttig Building Products April 2.

The Wojcieszaks allege they will be forced to pay more than $30,000 to replace cabinets that allegedly began warping after a few years of use.

Huttig had filed to dismiss the lawsuit Feb. 13. The company says it did not issue a warranty to the Wojcieszaks for the products at issue in the couple's lawsuit.

Huttig also states that the damages the Wojcieszaks claim resulted from some event following its delivery of the goods, and it cannot be held responsible for the plaintiff's damages.

It also says the plaintiffs knew or should have known of any defect in the cabinetry at the time of delivery and yet still accepted and used the product.

Samantha S. Unsell of Belleville represents the Wojcieszaks.

Gary Meadows of HeplerBroom represents Carrington.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-1437

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