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Class action targets GE over defective microwave ovens

By Shaun Zinck | Jun 12, 2015

Attorney Seth Klein is representing a class action lawsuit against General Electric over allegations that the company it sold defective microwaves. | Izard Nobel LLP

Three consumers are suing General Electric, alleging it sold defective microwave ovens.

Daniel Levy of California, David Mequet of Texas and Lauren Harris of Florida filed a class action lawsuit June 4 in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut against General Electric, alleging the glass door on some of GE's microwave ovens will shatter when used.

The lawsuit names three different models of GE-branded microwaves, and alleges the company knew about the defect as early as September 2002. The plaintiffs say GE has actively tried to hide the defects of the microwaves from consumers.

The lawsuit said the glass shatters due to the interference of the inside surface of the glass and a hinge spring on the door.

The plaintiffs seek class status for consumers who purchased one of the microwave models, plus more than $5 million in damages and court costs. They are are represented by attorneys Seth R. Klein, Robert A. Izard and Mark P. Kindall of Izard Nobel in West Hartford, Connecticut; and Hassan A Zavareei and Anna C. Haac of Tycko & Zavareei in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut case number 3:15-cv-00857.

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