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Wayne Dalton
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Two Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuits in One Day

Two Lawsuits In One Day

October 3, 2014, was not a good day for two garage door dealers.

On that day, both dealers lost multi-million-dollar lawsuits for their work on a customer’s garage door system. In one of the suits, the jury imposed a $21.3 million judgment, which may be the largest lawsuit against a door dealer in our industry’s history.

We have extensive details on both lawsuits. It’s all right here.

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New Jersey Dealer Loses $3.5 Million Lawsuit


This innocent-looking garage door was the site of a tragic accident that put a man in a coma for six weeks and slapped a New Jersey door dealer with a $3.5 million judgment.

What did the dealer do wrong? How was the man injured? How did they decide on $3.5 million?

Read all about it here.

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Million-Dollar Lessons From the Lawsuits

Learning from LawsuitsAfter in-depth study of these two multi-million-dollar lawsuits, we conducted a survey of door dealers nationwide. From this storehouse of information, we developed 12 potent tips than can help you avoid legal nightmares like these.

Read them right here, right now.

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Acquisitions to Increase


Martin Door bought. Amarr bought. Windsor bought.

Who’s next? An expert in mergers and acquisitions says more acquisitions are coming in the garage door industry.

Find out why.

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Is UL 325 Working?

ULThe entire door and gate operator industry was rocked with monumental changes when UL 325 was mandated by the federal government in 1993.

Now, 20 years later, is it working? Is it saving lives?

Read this blunt assessment by industry experts.

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D+AS Insider is emailed quarterly to about 5,000 professionals in the door and access systems industry. Door + Access Systems newsmagazine is mailed quarterly to 20,000 industry professionals. Approximately 90 percent of our magazine readers are door and access systems dealers.

The magazine and this newsletter are published by the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), North America’s primary association of manufacturers of garage doors, rolling doors, door and gate operating devices, high performance doors, and related products.



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