Benjamin Moore Faces Class Suit Over Smelly Paint

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A California woman hit Benjamin Moore & Co. with a putative class action Monday in New Jersey federal court claiming its purportedly odorless, quick-drying paint emitted a foul smell and remained wet for months after being applied.

Plaintiff Marlene Sway alleges that New Jersey-based Benjamin Moore’s allegedly deceptive marketing of defective batches of its Natura Interior Waterborne paint violated state and federal consumer protection laws.

According to the complaint, Benjamin Moore billed the Natura paint as environmentally safe, advertising the product as a zero-volatile organic compound...
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