LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania man has filed a lawsuit against the makers of Glade auto scented oil automotive air fresheners over allegations the products leak and damage a vehicle's interior surfaces.
Anthony J. Succi filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Nov. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Kraco Enterprises LLC and SC Johnson & Son Inc. alleging violation of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California False Advertising Law and negligent misrepresentation.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he and class members were enticed to purchase the defendants' car freshener products not knowing that they may likely damage their car's interiors or any surface that the defective product may come in contact with. As a result, the plaintiff and other consumers have incurred damages, including ascertainable loss of money, property and/or loss in value of their automobiles.
The plaintiffs hold Kraco Enterprises LLC and SC Johnson & Son Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to disclose to consumers that the car fresheners contain a latent defect and failed to reimburse consumers for the damages they suffered.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury, maintain the case as a class action, appoint named plaintiff as the representative of the class and his counsel as class counsel, damages, restitution, interest, injunctive and/or declaratory relief, attorneys’ fees, costs and further relief that the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Richard D. McCune and David C. Wright of McCuneWright LLP in Redlands, California, and Joseph G. Sauder, Matthew D. Schelkopf and Joseph B. Kenney of McCuneWright LLP in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-08125