A woman sued a company that manufactured and sold a liquid roof coat for her mobilehome in a federal lawsuit in the U.S. federal district court today.
Melissa Covington of Houston was charged in January with four counts of criminal mischief, one count of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and two counts of aggravated battery against two people who had purchased a $5,000 liquid roof covering for her two-bedroom mobile home on Oct. 30, 2018.
Covington sued Home Depot Inc. (HD) and Liquid Roofing, Inc. for $2 million.
A judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing her from using the cover.HD and Liquid are owned by Liquid Roof, Inc., which is headquartered in New Jersey.
The suit accuses HD and Liquid of using deceptive practices and violating state and federal law.
It seeks unspecified damages and an injunction preventing them from continuing using the liquid roof coverings in any of their existing products.
Covets claims the liquid coating is unsafe for mobile homes.
She also alleges HD and its subsidiaries knowingly misled customers about its safety.
HD did not respond to requests for comment.