Inland Products ProHT power banks have lower capacity than advertised, consumer alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges the manufacturer of the ProHT power banks misrepresents the product's capacity.

Mongkol Mahavongtrakul, individually and on behalf of other similarly situated individuals, filed a complaint on Nov. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Inland Products Inc. over alleged violation of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and California's Fair Advertising Law.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased a power bank, or portable charger, manufactured by the defendant for his portable electronic device. The plaintiff alleges the power bank's capacity is lower than what the defendant represents.

The plaintiff holds Inland Products Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly falsely advertised the products by falsely claiming the power bank's capacity is greater than it really is.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for monetary and statutory damages, reasonable costs, expenses, and any further relief that the court may deem appropriate. The plaintiff is represented by D. Greg Blankinship and Jean M. Sedlak of Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber LLC in White Plains, New York.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:18-cv-07261-JSC

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