Hitachi TV Buyers Lose Class Cert. Bid In Defect Row

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday denied a renewed class certification bid by consumers accusing Hitachi Home Electronics America Inc. of selling defective televisions, finding that product part and warranty differences prevented the consumers from showing that common issues predominate.

U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw's refusal to approve a class of consumers who purchased the company's LCD Rear Projection Televisions in California follows the defeat of an earlier certification motion for a nationwide class.

Plaintiffs in the consolidated litigation accuse Hitachi of violating state and federal...
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