On November 22, 2013, Judge Leighton, USDC Judge for the Western District of Washington, granted approval of a consumer class action case involving Werner pull-down attic ladders. The settlement provides approximately 300,000 consumers with a new attic ladder to replace the allegedly defective Werner pull-down ladders. Werner Co. will send replacement ladders to each consumer at no cost. Based upon the average retail cost of the new replacement ladders, the settlement represents approximately $48,000,000 in value to the consumer class. Consumers can obtain more information at www.atticladdersettlement.com. Class counsel are attorneys Kim Stephens of Tousley Brain Stephens; Frank Watson and William Burns of Watson Burns, PLLC; Paul Peel and Malcolm B. Futhey, III of Farris Bobango, PLC; and Stewart Matthews of S.D. Matthews and Associates.