Daiso Shakes Consumer Action Over Unsafe Toys

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge tossed a putative class action Thursday accusing the local unit of Japanese retailer Daiso Co. Ltd. of negligently selling unsafe toys, saying the operative complaint falls “far, far short” of meeting applicable pleading standards.

In dismissing the first amended complaint without prejudice, Judge Samuel Conti found that plaintiffs Amy Harrington and Gabriel Ramos had failed to identify the allegedly unsafe items, how the items were acquired or how the items allegedly caused harm, in a complaint the ruling called “replete with factual...
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