Lowe’s hit with 2×4 headache

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Officials in the bureau of weights and measures here charged Lowe’s with consumer fraud over the real dimensions of its 2x4s, in what The Motley Fool characterized as part of a “rising wave of frivolous lawsuits.” According to a Lowe’s statement, the complaint arose after local weights and measures department inspectors visited Lowe’s stores and found its dimensional lumber to fall short.

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