Whirlpool Plaintiffs Ask 6th Circ. For New Washer Trial

Law360, New York (February 13, 2015, 6:37 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs who lost last fall's class action trial against Whirlpool Corp. on Thursday sought a new trial on allegedly defective washers that develop mold, arguing that appliance maker only won the jury verdict because the lower court significantly increased its burden of proof on the eve of trial.

In a filing before the Sixth Circuit, the plaintiffs argued that the lower court had committed "a series of legal errors," including requiring plaintiffs to show that every one of the 20 Duet washer models was defective. The Ohio federal court, where the trial took place, issued the requirement in a "single-sentence" ruling...

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