Lumber Liquidators Gets Claims Trimmed From Flooring MDL

Law360, New York (June 20, 2017, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over Lumber Liquidators Inc.'s allegedly hazardous laminate wood flooring axed California state law false advertising claims and Illinois state consumer fraud claims Tuesday, but preserved other state law claims that the flooring was deceptively marketed.

U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga said that the California consumers hadn't shown that they relied on allegedly misleading advertising in buying the flooring, as required under the state's false advertising law and that the Illinois consumers similarly hadn't shown that they were directly deceived. He also granted summary judgment on allegations that the company violated the California Consumer Legal...

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