9th Circ. Tosses Appeal Of Cert. Denial In Hitachi TV Suit

Law360, New York (December 9, 2011, 12:23 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to review a lower court's second denial of class certification to customers accusing Hitachi Home Electronics America Inc. of selling defective televisions.

Consumers who bought the company's LCD Rear Projection Television claim a defective television component, known as the optical block, causes video and color anomalies on the screen and interferes with the image. They challenged a California federal court's decision in September to bar a California class of Hitachi customers.

In a motion to dismiss the petition, Hitachi argued...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lingle et al v. Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability


Dana M. Sabraw

Date Filed

September 22, 2008

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