LG Hit With Class Action Over Defective Televisions

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 10:17 PM EDT) -- LG Electronics Inc. was hit with a putative class action Friday in New Jersey federal court alleging it made defective LCD and plasma televisions with substandard components that cut short the expected life of the TVs.

In a complaint filed in the District of New Jersey, lead plaintiff Deborah Moulton alleged the defects caused abnormally accelerated degradation of the printed wiring boards inside the televisions, requiring owners to pay for costly repairs or even costlier television replacements.

"Class televisions are defective with respect to their design,...
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