Faulty Samsung TVs Burn Out Prematurely, Suit Claims

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics America Inc. was hit with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court Thursday accusing it of knowingly selling defective televisions with fuses that cause the sets to prematurely fail well ahead of their full life expectancy.

Plaintiffs Michael Wirtshafter and Stephanie Leftwich claim Samsung sells plasma, LCD and digital light processing televisions that can cost as much as $5,000 and contain power supply boards outfitted with ceramic fuses that can cause the boards to malfunction during normal use and thereby cause the...
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