The tile grouting industry is in a tizzy.
Last week, a New York court ruled that it had to pay a company $1.6 million after it refused to buy its tile for use on the exterior of a hotel.
In April, another court ruled against the company in a dispute over whether to pay the same amount to the state for the grout used on its roof.
Now, a Washington state court has thrown out another lawsuit in the case.
The court ruled in favor of a homeowner who was trying to use the grouts for the roof of a home on the city’s east side.
The homeowner had sued a contractor, but the contractor agreed to remove the grouted tiles from the roof after the homeowner threatened to burn it.
But the contractor then sold the tiles for a profit, the court said.