Counts Washed Away In Sears Washing Machine Suit

Law360 (August 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a boost to Sears Roebuck and Co., a federal judge has tossed several counts in a complaint brought by consumers alleging the retail giant's Kenmore washing machines were defective.

In a ruling handed down Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow granted Sears' motion to dismiss several counts of the complaint on the grounds that the plaintiffs had failed to provide sufficiently detailed allegations to permit an inference of fraud.

The plaintiffs, who...
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