LG, Sears Shed Class Action Over Defective Washers

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal court on Tuesday dismissed a putative class action accusing LG Electronics USA Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. of manufacturing and selling defective washing machines that fall apart at high speeds, saying the suit failed to show the companies had breached their warranties.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton granted LG and Sears’ motion to dismiss the nine-count complaint filed in September, which accuses the companies of fraudulently advertising their washers as “high efficiency” at top speeds. The judge dismissed the warranty claims with...
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