CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers claim a Samsung plasma television they purchased failed prematurely.
Tawanna and Anthony Ware, on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated, filed a complaint on Feb. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division against Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. LTD., Best Buy Stores LP, et al. over alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between January 2009 and November 2014, defendants manufactured or sold defective Samsung plasma televisions. The plaintiffs allege the televisions are defective because they contain ill-suited, under-graded and/or inadequate internal components, including capacitors, which prematurely fail during normal operation.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to disclose of the products' defects and reduced useful life of the televisions and failed to maintain an adequate supply of parts to repair/replace the defects in televisions sold.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek award of damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, injunctive relief, attorney fees, expenses, costs and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by Thomas Cronin of Cronin & Co. LTD in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division case number 1:18-cv-00886