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Consumers allege Whirpool's AquaLift oven cleaning feature does not self-clean as advertised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Four consumers allege an appliance manufacturer falsely advertises a cleaning feature in its line of kitchen appliances.

Ray and Kris Angerman; Paula Stockbridge; and Janice Parker, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Whirlpool Corp. over alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warrant Act and Minnesota Prevention of Consumer Fraud Act.

According to the complaint, the defendant manufactures a line of stoves, ranges and ovens featuring AquaLift Self-Cleaning Technology and it advertises the feature has the capability to clean an oven's interior in less than an hour with water and low heat. The plaintiffs allege this feature does not self-clean as advertised.

The plaintiffs hold Whirlpool Corp. responsible because it misrepresented and omitted material facts in the advertising of the merchandise.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for declaratory and injunctive relief, award of damages, disgorgement of revenues, attorneys' fees, costs and such legal and equitable relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by E. Powell Miller, Sharon S. Almonrode and Dennis Lienhardt of The Miller Law Firm PC in Rochester, Michigan and others.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan case number 2:18-cv-13832-SJM-RSW

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