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School District Wants Texas Or Calif. For Faulty Turf MDL

Law360, Dallas (March 28, 2017, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A Texas school district that’s suing FieldTurf USA Inc. over allegedly defective turf on Tuesday told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation it supports pretrial consolidation, but thinks the case should be handled in Texas or California — not in New Jersey, as FieldTurf has requested.

The Brownsville Independent School District is the latest school to support FieldTurf’s MDL request, but it contends that New Jersey is the wrong jurisdiction to handle cases alleging FieldTurf USA, FieldTurf Inc., Tarkett Inc. and FieldTurf Tarkett SAS sold a defective synthetic turf for athletic fields that deteriorated faster than advertised. The FieldTurf entities on...

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