LG, Consumers Sent To Mediate Washer Defect Action

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 3:56 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge ordered LG Electronics USA Inc. and a group of consumers into mediation on Monday in a proposed class action over the company's washing machines, which allegedly have a design defect that causes them to grow moldy.

U.S. District Judge Faith Hochberg's order comes at the class certification stage of the lawsuit, which was launched in January 2008. The judge instructed the plaintiffs to file a renewed certification motion in July, after she denied LG's request to toss the testimony of two...
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