Consumers Say Samsung Knowingly Sold Defective TVs

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT) -- Samsung was hit Wednesday with a class action in Massachusetts federal court that accuses the company of knowingly selling televisions with design and manufacturing defects that cause the video components to overheat.

The suit alleges that Samsung's digital light processing televisions fail within one-third of their expected useful life of 60,000 hours due to overheating, voltage overload of the unit's internal light engine and improper maintenance instructions provided by Samsung.

Lead plaintiff Stephen Davis also claims that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America Inc. misled...
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