NAM, Others Want 6th Circ. Rehearing In Whirlpool Suit

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The National Association of Manufacturers and other business groups on Monday voiced support for Whirlpool Corp.’s petition for a rehearing of a Sixth Circuit panel’s decision to uphold class certification for a group of consumers who said their washing machines were defective.

The business groups claim that when the appeals panel didn't overturn a lower court’s certification of a class of thousands of Ohio consumers who say their washers accumulate mold, ruin laundry and give off unpleasant odors, it bucked the Supreme Court’s ruling in Wal-Mart...
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