Have you purchased a product and experienced issues with it almost immediately? Did you know that as a consumer, if a company sells you a product that is misrepresented through advertising and marketing efforts, or experiences great faults, you could hold the manufacturer liable?
When a company puts out a defective product, it opens itself up to class action lawsuits. Litigation is not uncommon among people who have purchased defective automobiles, appliances or electronics. Through a class action lawsuit, all customers who have been affected by issues could potentially receive compensation for their losses.
Moldy Washing Machines Lead to Class Action Lawsuits
Recently, CBS News had good examples of consumer class action lawsuits when it reported that some appliance manufacturers were facing litigation over allegations that their front-loading washing machines were experiencing issues with mold.
According to the news outlet, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Electrolux Home Products, the maker of Frigidaire front-loading machines, over allegations that the appliances trigger heavy service calls and experience part troubles. According to an attorney working the case, Frigidaire knew that the machines were experiencing issues with parts and mold as early as 2007, but continued to sell the machines.
CBS News reported that class action lawsuits have also been filed against the makers of other front-loading machines, including Sears, Kenmore, LG Electronics, Bosch and Whirlpool Corporation. The cases all claim that the washers are defective, and that their designs may create an environment where bacteria can grow.
How Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
If you have purchased a defective product and the manufacturer has done nothing to alleviate the issue, it may be in your best interest to speak to an attorney. Keep in mind, our own Gary Graifman has been involved in litigation where consumers have sought class action status for cases involving widespread product defects.
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