Class Cert. Sought In Laptop Defect Suit V. Toshiba

Law360, New York (March 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification Monday in a suit accusing Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. of willfully concealing information about defective laptop hinges.

The motion, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleges that Toshiba breached its warranties and committed deceit by concealment, creating the possibility of damage for tens of thousands of consumers.

The plaintiffs allege that 46 models of Toshiba laptops contain a defective hinge assembly that causes the covers around the computers' LCD screens to crack...
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