Michael Abella Sep. 8, 2016, 10:13am


NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A North Carolina customer is suing a textile company, alleging negligent misrepresentation and unfair business practices.

Meghan Abbott filed a class action complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Aug. 29, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Welspun India Ltd. and Welspun USA Inc., alleging they substituted another type of non-Egyptian cotton when producing bed linens.

According to the complaint, Abbott purchased Fieldcrest bed linens by Welspun from Target and relied on the bed linens being labeled as 100 percent Egyptian cotton. The suit says Abbott suffered financial damages for paying a premium price for the products that were not 100 percent Egyptian cotton. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants marketed and sold home textiles that allegedly were made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton and but substituted cheaper non-Egyptian cotton in its Fieldcrest label bed linens.

Abbott seeks trial by jury, certification of the proposed class, appointment of the plaintiff’s counsel as class counsel and the plaintiff as class representative, permanently enjoining the defendants from continuing unfair business practices, pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorneys Jason A. Zweig of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP in New York, and Robert B. Carey and Leonard W. Aragon of the same firm in Phoenix, and Stuart M. Paynter of The Paynter Law Firm PLLC in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 1:16-cv-06792

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