False Advertising Lawsuit Against Sears, Roebuck Granted Class Action Status by District of Columbia Federal Court

Nov 3, 2007 | By: Michael J. Hassen

District of Columbia Federal Court Grants Class Action Certification in Class Action Alleging Sears Misrepresented that its Kenmore-Brand Clothes Dryers had Stainless Steel Drums

Bloomberg News reports today that District of Columbia District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber has granted plaintiff’s motion for class action treatment in a lawsuit against Sears, Roebuck. The class action complaint alleges that Sears falsely advertised that its Kenmore clothes dryers were made with stainless steel drums. Bloomberg quotes the federal court’s order as stating, “The case comes down to whether or not Sears improperly represented that the dryer drum was stainless steel when it was a combination of stainless steel and corrodible mild steel.” The district court certified a class action covering purchasers in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

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