Target Can't Kick Wet Wipe Class Action Over Clogged Pipes

By Aebra Coe (February 11, 2015, 1:45 PM EST) -- An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday trimmed but refused to gut a class action accusing Target Corp. of marketing and selling flushable wet wipes that clog septic systems, finding that although three of the suit's common law claims fail, a slew of other product liability-related claims can proceed.

U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent denied Target's motion to dismiss lead plaintiff Christopher Meta's Ohio product liability claims, which the retailer argued should be thrown out because some class members experienced clogged plumbing and others did not.

"The motion to dismiss currently under consideration is not the appropriate forum for the parties...

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