Electrolux Can't Escape Washing Machine Flooding Suit

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday refused to discard a putative class action accusing Electrolux Home Products Inc. of marketing defective washing machines prone to overflowing, finding that the alleged design flaws could seriously endanger appliance owners.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer pared down the suit against Electrolux by throwing out state consumer protection claims, but allowed named plaintiff Sparks Landen to proceed with fraudulent concealment and breach of implied warranty allegations against the appliance manufacturer.

Landen claims that Electrolux knew about a serious design...
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