NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Three women have filed a class action suit against a South Korea company alleging that it manufactures and distributes washing machines that are defective in nature and explode during normal use.
Suzann Moore, Michelle Soto Fielder and Melissa Thaxton filed a complaint on behalf of a class of all persons similarly situated on Aug. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD citing breach of implied warranty, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages from purchasing a washing machine that exploded while being used. The suit states the models used by the plaintiffs all have high-speed motors to spin the washer tub at 1,100 revolutions per minute and have defective assembly dampers. Because the dampers are allegedly defective, the tub becomes unfastened during a spin cycle, causing the explosion.
The plaintiffs hold Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD responsible because the defendants allegedly continued to sell defective washing machines despite having knowledge of the defective nature.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek award damages to the plaintiffs, declare that the washing machines are defective, enjoin the defendant, restitution, all legal fees and interest along with any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Jason L. Lichtman of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP in New York; John T. Spragens of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP in Nashville, Tennessee; and Scott L. Starr and Andrew B. Miller of Starr Austen & Miller LLP in Logansport, Indiana.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Case number 2:16-cv-04966-KM-MAH