A federal judge has struck down a lawsuit by Chicago lumber buyers who claimed Home Depot was "deceiving" customers about the size of 4x4 lumber.
Back in 2017, Home Depot faced another lawsuit when plaintiffs claimed the company deceived lumber buyers on board sizes by selling lumber as 4 inches thick by 4 inches wide, when the dimensions were actually 3-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches.
However, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago rejected the claim that Home Depot should be held liable and said that the company’s labels would not have misled reasonable customers. Coleman also said that the '4x4' description lacked any unit of measurement and that Home Depot never explicitly represented that the units were in inches.
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