LOS ANGELES – A California school district alleges an artificial turf field it had installed failed prematurely.
Santa 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.
The 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