LG Electronics Loses Bid To Toss Toxic Fridge Claims

Law360, New York (July 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has shot down LG Electronics USA Inc.'s bid to dismiss two counts of a product liability complaint brought by a consumer who claims his refrigerator contaminated otherwise clean water with high levels of toxic chemicals, putting him and his family at risk of serious health problems.

In a ruling Wednesday, Judge Joseph A. Greenaway Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, denied LG's motion to toss plaintiff Marco Palmeri's strict product liability and unjust enrichment claims.

However, Judge...
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