Classes Certified In GE Shatter-Prone Microwave Suit

Law360, New York (March 10, 2017, 6:34 PM EST) -- A group of consumers suing General Electric over microwaves with glass doors they say are prone to shattering have been granted partial class certification in Connecticut federal court.

Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton on Tuesday certified two classes: one for consumers alleging General Electric Co.’s liability for defective microwaves under a number of state consumer protection laws, and one for GE’s liability under a Texas law concerning breaches of implied warranty.

“A classwide determination of liability would facilitate a more efficient adjudication than repeated case filings concerning the existence of the same defect,” the court ruled. “The individual class...

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