Sears, Whirlpool Win OK For Washer Defect Settlement

Law360, Los Angeles (February 18, 2016, 12:40 AM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge signed off Wednesday on a settlement that will end nine years of litigation alleging certain Whirlpool-designed washing machines sold by Sears were prone to stalling in the middle of a wash cycle, after no one at the hearing objected to the deal.

In court, U.S. District Judge Mary M. Rowland granted the motion for final approval of the class action settlement among Sears Roebuck & Co., Whirlpool Corp. and a class of nationwide consumers who allege that Kenmore-brand washing machines they purchased between 2004 and 2006 had defective electronic control boards.

She also heard arguments on the...

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