ViewSonic Gets Computer Monitor Defect Suit Shut Down

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed class action alleging ViewSonic Corp. intentionally covered up manufacturing defects in some of its computer monitors and refused to honor warranties to fix them.

According to plaintiff Robert Theis' complaint, the monitors are defectively designed because their capacitors are exposed to excessive heat and voltage, which causes them to fail. The failure of the capacitors then leads the monitor's power supply board to malfunction, so the monitor doesn't power on when prompted or automatically shuts down....
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