GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that Lacks Home Products, LLC, may continue its lawsuit against Home Depot for breach of contract and unfair competition.
The lawsuit alleges that Home Depot breached its license to manufacture Lacks' patented products, provided false accountings of royalties owed Lacks, and committed unfair competition by offering confusingly similar and inferior products. The license was originally granted to settle a lawsuit when Lacks sued Home Depot for patent infringement related to Lacks' Coach House Accents® products.
Coach House Accents is a line of garage door enhancement products, including attractive simulated window panels, handles and hinges that improve the curb appeal of any home for a reasonable cost. Soon after Lacks launched its patented products, Home Depot's HD Supply subsidiary contracted a Chinese manufacturer to develop a nearly identical product, but with alleged inferior materials and quality.
"Lacks Home Products invests substantial resources in manufacturing, testing and perfecting our patented American-made products," said Tim Grant, Product Manager for Lacks Home Products. "Our number one concern is customer satisfaction, and we want to protect consumers from Home Depot's low-quality product."
About Lacks Home Products, LLC
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Lacks Home Products manufactures and markets a line of home exterior products that add character and charm to your home with products and reliability previously not available. Made in the USA with a one-of-a-kind, 15-year warranty, Lacks Home Products provides homeowners a high-value solution to their home exterior needs. Lacks Home Products is an affiliate of Lacks Enterprises, one of the world's leading manufacturers of exterior trim and wheel components for the global automotive market for more than 50 years. Lacks has 22 facilities and more than 1.6 million square feet of production across the U.S. and Europe and serves nearly all of the major automakers worldwide.
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