LOS ANGELES – Two consumers allege laminate flooring they installed in their homes was not as durable as advertised and began to show wear soon after installation because of their defective nature.
Frances Ann Haygood and Jose Saldivar filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated on Sept. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. alleging breach of implied warranty, fraudulent concealment and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they individually purchased and installed defendant's laminate flooring products because they were marketed to be “very durable and scratch-resistant” in their homes. However, shortly after installation, the flooring allegedly began to show damages from edge curling, scratching, warping and dimpling. The plaintiffs hold Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to disclose that products were not fit for its intended purpose, distributed products that deteriorated long before its advertised useful life and concealed the true durability of its products.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek order certifying this suit as a class action, injunctive relief, restitution, damages, attorneys' fees and further relief as the court may deem appropriate. They are represented by Alexander Robertson and Mark J. Uyeno of Robertson & Associates LLP in Westlake Village, Daniel K. Bryson and Patrick M. Wallace of Whitfield Bryson & Mason in Raleigh, North Carolina; and Robert Ahdoot and Tina Wolfson of Ahdoot & Wolfson PC in West Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-06690