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Here's an idea: A lawsuit over light bulbs

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By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York woman is suing a LED lightbulb manufacturer over allegations the bulbs do not last as long as advertised.

Stephanie Wedra, individually and on behalf of herself and others similarly situated, filed a complaint April 9 on in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against CREE Inc. alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and concealment and other counts.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant sells LED light bulbs with a 10-year warranty, 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and advertises the bulbs can last 15 to 32 years. 

"To the detriment of the consumer, Cree’s claims regarding the longevity of the LED lightbulbs are false. The LED lightbulbs do not last nearly as long as advertised," the suit states.

The plaintiff alleges that she would not have purchased the defendant's lightbulbs had she known the defendant falsely represented its qualities.

The plaintiff is seeking a trial by jury, actual damages, attorneys' fees, costs and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Jason P. Sultzer and Michael Liskow of The Sultzer Law Group in Poughkeepsie, New York and others.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York case number 7:19-CV-03162

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