9th Circ. Tosses Appeal Of Cert. Denial In Hitachi TV Suit

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 12:23 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to review a lower court's second denial of class certification to customers accusing Hitachi Home Electronics America Inc. of selling defective televisions.

Consumers who bought the company's LCD Rear Projection Television claim a defective television component, known as the optical block, causes video and color anomalies on the screen and interferes with the image. They challenged a California federal court's decision in September to bar a California class of Hitachi customers.

In a motion to dismiss the petition, Hitachi argued...
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