LOS ANGELES – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against an electronics manufacturer over allegations it misrepresents the energy efficiency of its televisions.
Anthony Cali filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Nov. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Samsung Electronics America Inc. alleging breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from purchasing an Energy Star rated television made by the defendant. The plaintiff holds Samsung Electronics America Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to inform the plaintiff that the software of its television will automatically disable any energy-saving features once picture settings are changed.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to disclose all studies concerning the televisions, data, reports, analyses, compilations, and other similar information within the possession of the defendant relating to energy usage; statutory damages; compensatory damages; restitution and disgorgement; injunctive relief; engage in a corrective advertising; all legal fees; and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Trinette G. Kent of Lemberg Law LLC in Wilton, Connecticut.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:16-cv-08495-DSF-JPR