Judge Pulls Plug On Faulty Panasonic Plasma TV Claims

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday dismissed for the second time a class action accusing Panasonic Corp. of hiding the declining picture quality of its plasma TVs from consumers, ruling the plaintiffs failed to make specific enough allegations in an amended complaint to keep the suit alive.

Consumers Shane Hughes, Franklin Donahue and Eric Hagans contended that Panasonic falsely advertised its Viera plasma TVs made in 2008 and 2009 as having industry-leading black levels and contrast ratios, and failed to disclose to consumers that the...
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