LOS ANGELES — An individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against a national flooring provider for allegedly selling and installing defective flooring.
James Chestnut filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Sept. 6 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Lumber Liquidators Inc., alleging that the retailer failed to deliver its advertised warranty of quality products.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that named plaintiff James Chestnut and other consumers purchased and installed the defendant's laminate flooring based upon representations of its durability and that it claimed to achieve the AC3 industry standard of being extremely durable and scratch resistant. However, the plaintiff purportedly would not have purchased the products had he known that they were allegedly defective, not durable, and supposedly had an inferior ability to withstand abrasion, gaps between the planks, scratches and staining.
The plaintiffs hold Lumber Liquidators Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to disclose to the plaintiff and to others its defective products, failed to cure its breached of warranty and caused the plaintiff to suffer from paying premium price for a substandard product.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek order certifying class action suit, 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 16-cv-06678