LG Expert DQ'd In Washer Defect Class Action

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday tossed the testimony of an LG Electronics USA Inc. expert in a proposed class action over allegedly defective washing machines, ruling that his survey to gauge customers' satisfaction with the products was unreliable.

The suit, brought on behalf of a proposed nationwide class of consumers, claims LG front-loading washers have a design defect that causes them to grow moldy and smelly. The allegations are similar to claims currently under consideration in actions against Whirlpool Corp. and Sears Roebuck &...
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