ViewSonic Concealed Computer Monitor Defects, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 1:44 PM EST) -- ViewSonic Corp. was hit with a proposed class action Monday that alleges the company intentionally covered up manufacturing defects in some of its computer monitors and has refused to honor warranties to fix them.

According to plaintiff Robert Theis’ complaint in Delaware federal court, the monitors are defectively designed because their capacitors are exposed to excessive heat and voltage, which causes them to fail. The failure of the capacitors then causes the monitor’s power supply board to malfunction, so the monitor doesn’t power-on when prompted or...
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