Fireplace Buyers Urge Approval Of $1.9M Burn-Risk Deal

Law360, San Francisco (August 6, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Customers who bought Miles Industries Ltd. glass-front fireplaces urged a California federal judge Tuesday to approve a deal worth at least $1.9 million that would settle class claims that the company didn't warn them that the glass panels can overheat and cause third-degree burns.

Under the proposed settlement, Miles Industries would add a protective panel on class members' fireplaces, pay lead plaintiffs Charlene and Ehdi Rotandi $5,000 each and provide $1.9 million in fees to their attorneys. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Elizabeth LaPorte said Tuesday...
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