Viking Gets Defective Appliance Class Decertified

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Mississippi on Wednesday decertified a class of plaintiffs who accuse Viking Range Corp. of making slipshod appliances, finding the group of products being labeled defective was overly broad and could not be shoehorned into a single case.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo noted how the plaintiffs were alleging that "each and every" Viking appliance ever sold was faulty — a laundry list of 27 household items such as stoves, ovens, grills, refrigerators and dishwashers that come in 187 models, all with...
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