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Class action says Cali Bamboo floors don't last as long as advertised

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By Carrie Bradon | Aug 26, 2019


SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio consumer alleges a San Diego flooring company misrepresents the lifetime of its bamboo flooring.

William Klein, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Aug. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Cali Bamboo LLC and Does 1 through 200 alleging violation of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act and violation of the California Unfair Competition Law.

The suit states Cali Bamboo makes and sells strand bamboo flooring with claims it has a 50-year residential warranty and advertises it will "last a lifetime" under normal traffic and usage.

The plaintiff alleges that the flooring is subject to premature warping, splitting, shrinking and cracking before the warranted useful life because the flooring cannot withstand ambient moisture. The suit states the defendant was aware of the defect and did not disclose it.

The plaintiff is seeking costs and attorneys' fees, a trial by jury and relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Michael F. Ram and Marie N. Appel of Robins Kaplan LLP in Mountain View, California; Jeffrey B. Cereghino of Cereghino Law Group in San Francisco and others.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:19-cv-01498

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