This decision holds that Civ. Code 931, part of the Right to Repair Act passed in response to Aas v. Superior Court, generally precludes class actions for violation of that Act’s standards for new residential construction.  However, it explains, the same section does allow a class action if the claims address solely the incorporation of a defective component into a residence—and the incorporated component is not a “manufactured product”—that is “a product that is completely manufactured offsite” to which the Right to Repair Act does not apply at all.  (Civ. Code, § 896(g)(3)(C).)

California Court of Appeals, Second District, Division 4 (Willhite, J.); November 14, 2018; 29 Cal. App. 5th 55