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Warrantech, AMT Warranty alleged to fail to honor extended service warranty plans consumers purchase

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By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 19, 2018


BENTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A Glen Carbon, Illinois woman alleges a company failed to honor an extended service plan she purchased.

Amy Jett filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on July 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Warrantech Corp. and AMT Warranty Corp. alleging violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased an LG Electronics refrigerator from H.H. Gregg in June 2016 and purchased a five-year extended service warranty plan for $350. The plaintiff alleges the appliance became inoperable because of a manufacturing defect and contacted Warrantech to request service or replacement. She alleges the defendants "refused" to assist with or pay her for the replacement of the refrigerator.

The suit states she later processed a buyback through LG in April 2017 and requested a cancellation and refund of her extended service plan. She alleges she was given a partial refund through H.H. Gregg despite Warrantech's refusal to honor the terms of the contract.

The plaintiff holds Warrantech Corp. and AMT Warranty Corp. responsible because the defendants allegedly fail to provide purchases benefits or services under the plans consumers purchased.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, certify class action, award actual and exemplary damages, costs of action, attorney's fees, interest, equitable relief, disgorgement, injunctive and declaratory relief, and other relief the court deems just. She is represented by William M. Sweetnam and Natasha Singh of Sweetnam LLC in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:18-cv-01366

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