Court Denies Motion To Dismiss In LG Front-Loader Litigation

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP is pleased to announce that on February 3, 2009, the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey denied the Motion of LG Electronics USA, Inc. (“LG”) to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Amended Complaint (“Complaint”). The Complaint alleges that LG’s front-loader washing machines contain a common design defect that causes water to not fully or properly drain. Plaintiffs allege that the defect results in the formation of mold and mildew within the washing machines. As a result of the Court’s decision, all of the claims asserted against LG on behalf of all plaintiffs will proceed and discovery will commence.

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