Whirlpool Moldy Washer Plaintiffs Can't Get Class Modified
By Sindhu Sundar
Law360, New York (April 30, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Monday denied a motion by plaintiffs suing Whirlpool Corp. in multidistrict litigation over alleged washing machine defects to modify their class to exclude members whose machines contain changes implemented in 2009, saying he would revisit the issue in the company's decertification motion.
The plaintiffs had sought to alter the class in order to align it more closely to the class in the similar suit, Larry Butler et al. v. Sears Roebuck & Co., in which the defendant showed that a number...