Lumber Liquidators Sells Tainted Flooring, Suit Says

Law360, Chicago (December 5, 2013, 1:38 PM EST) -- Lumber Liquidators Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Tuesday accusing the retailer of selling unsuspecting consumers formaldehyde-laden Chinese flooring, with some of it sourced from endangered habitats, in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and other U.S. laws.

Contrary to the company’s representations on product labels and its website, Lumber Liquidators imports and sells wood flooring from China that emits formaldehyde at levels several times higher than California Air Resources Board limits, which are currently being adopted as the nationwide standard,...
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