Oreck Germ-Killing Ad Suits Consolidated In MDL

Law360, New York (February 3, 2012, 3:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Friday centralized in California six lawsuits claiming that Oreck Corp. falsely advertised that its Halo vacuum and three of its air purifiers could reduce the risk of flu and eliminate common germs and allergens.

Oreck had asked the JPML to create two MDLs, one for claims stemming from its Halo vacuum and one for claims related to its air purifiers, but the panel accepted the plaintiffs' request to centralize all six lawsuits together in the Central District of...
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