Judge Trims Claims In Washer Suit Against Sears

Law360, New York (February 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge on Friday pared down a putative product liability class action against Sears, Roebuck and Co., dismissing fraud liability and unjust enrichment claims but letting breach of warranty claims stand in a lawsuit that accuses the retailer of knowingly selling defective washing machines.

The plaintiffs in the case, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, accuse Sears of selling certain Kenmore series washers that suffer from a water drainage defect that causes them to accumulate mold and mildew, producing an...
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