A patent (U.S. Pat. No. 6/666480) was issued on Dec. 23, 2003, to Modern Products Industries for its Shur-Align well casing and drop pipe products. That same day, Modern Products filed suit against CertainTeed Corp. and one of its distributors, Preferred Pump & Equipment LP, in federal court in Corpus Christi, Texas. The alleged patent infringing product is the Kwik-Set product. For the latest status of the lawsuit, contact Ted Lee or John Cave with the firm of Gunn & Lee P.C. in San Antonio at 210-886-9500.