NEW JERSEY (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers have filed a suit against a water hose manufacturer over allegations that the hoses are defective.
Penelope Memoli and Heather Anderson filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on May 17 in the Superior Court of New Jersey against Telebrands alleging violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were misled into buying the defendant's Pocket Hoses based on false representations. The plaintiffs hold Telebrands responsible because the defendant's hoses are advertised as being durable and strong, but in fact they leak and have other defects. The plaintiffs allege the defendant has concealed the defects of the hoses to the public and causes consumers to pay money to repair or replace the hose.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek award all actual, general, special, incidental, statutory, punitive and consequential damages, all legal fees and interest and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Bruce D. Greenberg and Danielle Y. Alvarez of Lite Depalma Greenberg LLC in Newark, New Jersey and Joseph G. Sauder, Matthew D. Schelkopf and Joseph B. Kenney of McCunewright, LLP in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The defendant is represented by Christine A. Amalfe and Timothy D. Tremba of Gibbons PC in Newark, New Jersey.
The case was requested to be moved to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on June 9 on the grounds that the aggregate value exceeds $5 million and the diversity of the class.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Case number 2:16-cv-03347-JMV-MF