Most GE Microwave Defect Claims Survive Bid To Nix

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A judge has nixed a strict product liability claim from a proposed consumer class action accusing General Electric Co. of knowingly selling microwaves that present a fire hazard by starting on their own, but she allowed five other causes of action to move forward.

Ruling on GE's motion to dismiss the suit, Judge Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Wednesday said the plaintiffs could continue to pursue claims for breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty...
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