LOS ANGELES – A California school district alleges an artificial turf field it had installed failed prematurely.
Ynez Valley Union High School District filed a complaint on Feb. 15 in
the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against
Fieldturf USA Inc., Fieldturf Inc. and Fieldturf Tarkett SAS
alleging breach of implied warranty, violation of the False Advertising
Law and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that the defendants installed an artificial turf field at the
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in 2006 and that it suffered damages
when the turf failed prematurely. The suit states the field was
replaced in 2012 with a defective product. The plaintiff holds Fieldturf
USA Inc., Fieldturf Inc. and Fieldturf Tarkett SAS responsible because
the defendants allegedly installed the defective turf with the knowledge that it was defective.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general damages, compensatory
damages, punitive damages, all legal fees, interest, and any other
relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Alexander
Robertson IV and Mark J. Uyeno of Robertson & Associates LLP in
Westlake Village and Daniel K. Bryson and Patrick M. Wallace of
Whitfield Bryson & Mason in Raleigh, North Carolina.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-01214-AB-GJS