In late 2020, Roof Maxx filed a lawsuit against Greener Shingles and its owner and President Bruce Robinson (Defendants). Roof Maxx alleged that the Defendants were deceptively misleading various businesses and consumers about Roof Maxx’s roof rejuvenation product. Roof Maxx also contended that before and during litigation that Greener Shingles destroyed evidence such as emails and other electronic communications.
Greener Shingles and its owner and President Bruce Robinson (Defendants) were found guilty of Tortious Interference, Deceptive Trade Practices and Spoliation (destruction) of Evidence.
Bruce Robinson and Greener Shingles admitted to intentionally and knowingly making false, misleading, and defamatory statements about Roof Maxx's product. These intentionally deceptive statements were made via YouTube, Facebook, and other social media platforms, thereby interfering with consumers’ right to accurate and truthful information.
The false, misleading, and defamatory statements about Roof Maxx's product violated the Ohio Deceptive Trade Practices Act ORC 4156.02(A)(10).
Roof Maxx was awarded $7,838,268.00 in damages and $164,119.14 in attorney fees for a total of $8,002,387.14.
This significant award demonstrates the Court’s assessment of the economic damage that the Defendants´ actions caused Roof Maxx. The court’s decision is a recognition of the seriousness of misleading the public about goods and services.
The Delaware court issued a permanent injunction against the Defendants precluding them from communicating with any current or former Roof Maxx dealer that is currently in a contractual relationship with Roof Maxx or subject to non-compete covenants with Roof Maxx.
Roof Maxx is aware of other persons and companies that may have committed similar unlawful practices and is actively considering further litigation against these persons and companies.
Roof Maxx created the roof rejuvenation industry and provides consumers with fair, accurate, and independently evaluated information so that they can make informed decisions about their products and how it may help them save their roof, their money and their environment.