Court Denies Defendant’s Attempt to Dismiss Nationwide Class Action Alleging Dangerous and Defective Clothes Dryers
On March 8, 2013, co-lead counsel Wexler Wallace LLP, Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLC, and Greg Coleman Law PC, and liaison counsel Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP achieved a victory for Plaintiffs in a nationwide class action against Electrolux Home Products, Inc., when Judge Christina Snyder of the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied Electrolux’s motion to dismiss with respect to the majority of the Plaintiffs’ claims. Plaintiffs Shawn Roberts and Nicole Horton allege that Electrolux designed dryers that are inherently unsafe because they accumulate lint behind the drum and next to the heat source. Judge Snyder ruled that Plaintiffs’ nationwide class action—seeking a declaration that the dryers are defective, a nationwide recall, and payment to the class members of all damages associated with the defective dryers—could proceed.
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