Samsung, Lowe's Must Face Energy Star Class Actions

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday allowed most claims to proceed in a pair of consolidated putative class actions against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Lowe's Home Centers Inc. for the alleged mislabeling of energy-efficient refrigerators.

In both cases, Judge Kevin McNulty denied motions by Samsung and Lowe's to dismiss the plaintiffs' claims accusing the companies breaching both implied and express warranties. The plaintiffs in the two cases, Lynne Avram and Margaret Lark, are claiming they were duped by both Samsung and Lowe's when they...
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