Consumers Want Sears Washer Defect Suit To Stay In 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Consumers suing Sears Roebuck & Co. over allegedly defective washing machines argued Monday that the Seventh Circuit — not a district court, as Sears contends — should reconsider the certification of their class action in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The case centers on Whirlpool Corp. washing machines sold by Sears that are allegedly prone to mold contamination. The Seventh Circuit supported certification of a class of owners of the machines in November, reversing a decision from an Illinois federal court. Sears then...
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