Sears, Others Lied About Lawn Mower Power: Suit

Law360, New York (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Several manufacturers and retailers of lawn mowers, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and The Toro Co., have engaged in a conspiracy for years to mislead consumers by overstating the horsepower of the mowers, a new lawsuit alleges.

The proposed class action, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, seeks only to represent consumers in Massachusetts, but follows similar actions in other states.

According to the suit, the defendants regularly claim in advertisements that their mowers have greater horsepower than they actually...
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