Shop-Vac False Ad MDL Consolidates Six Class Actions In Pa.

Law360, Philadelphia (August 21, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Six putative class actions alleging that Shop-Vac Corp. overstated the strength and performance of its vacuum cleaners were combined last week and will now be heard as multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania federal court.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Aug. 15 sent four actions — against Shop-Vac and Lowe's HIW Inc., who sold the vacuum cleaners — to the Middle District of Pennsylvania to be heard by U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane, who is currently hearing two of the actions.

According to the panel,...
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