Lennox Fireplace Owners Win Class Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (February 17, 2010, 3:54 PM EST) -- Two Lennox Hearth Products Inc. gas-burning fireplace owners have won class certification in their action accusing the manufacturer of failing to disclose the product's safety defects.

Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District of the Northern District of California on Tuesday granted the plaintiffs' motion for certification of a class comprised of all U.S. consumers who own homes that have one or more Lennox- or Superior-brand, single-pane, glass-sealed front gas fireplaces that have been been installed since Feb. 6, 2004.

Lennox argued that class certification should...
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