CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges he paid more for a brand of headlamps for his vehicle that did not produce the amount of light advertised.
Imran Chaudhri, individually and on behalf of those similarly situated, filed a complaint on Feb. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Lumileds LLC over alleged violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased defendant's Philips X-tremeVision headlamps instead of standard headlamps because of the representation on the package that the headlamps produce 100 percent more light. He alleges he did not notice a difference between the defendant's product and standard headlamps, so plaintiff's counsel contacted Calcoast-ITL to determine light output.
He alleges testing revealed Philips X-tremeVision headlamps put out on average only 2.3 percent more light than standard headlamps, which is far less than 100 percent more light as represented on Philips X-tremeVision packaging.
The plaintiff holds Lumileds LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly made a false promise by representing on the product packaging to consumers that Philips X-tremeVision headlamps produce 100 percent more light when they do not.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory attorney fees, treble damages, and substantive injunctive relief, prejudgment interest, expenses, costs of suit and grant such other and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Thomas Paciorkowski of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow LLP in Edison, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey case number 2:18-cv-02167-KM-CLW