LG Front Load Washing Machine Mold/Mildew Litigation
On May 6, 2008, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D), along with co-counsel, filed a consolidated class action complaint in the District Court for the District of New Jersey against LG Electronics USA, Inc. (“LG”) on behalf of consumers who purchased allegedly defective front load washing machines manufactured or sold by LG (the “Washing Machines”). According to the complaint, the Washing Machines suffer from a design and/or manufacturing defect that leads to the formation of mold and mildew on the inside of the washing machines. In addition to being unsightly and smelly, the mold and mildew that forms on the interior of the Washing Machines can damage clothes and other items, substantially decrease the value of these high-end products, and produce foul and noxious odors, according to the complaint. The complaint alleges that the named plaintiffs have run bleach and other cleaning products through their Washing Machines in an attempt to cleanse them of mold and mildew, but that these efforts have been unsuccessful.
On June 17, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted preliminary approval to a nationwide settlement of this action. The settlement covers certain LG front-load washing machines manufactured between January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2006. Settlement class members who purchased these washers may qualify for a cash payment or a rebate on the purchase of a new washing machine. Claim forms are now available. For additional information and to file a claim, CLICK HERE or visit the settlement website at www.lgwashersettlement.com.
If you are a member of the settlement class, your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the FAQ on the www.lgwashersettlement.com settlement website carefully. The only way to get a cash payment or a rebate for the purchase of a new washing machine is to complete and submit a Claim Form, including all required documentation. Your Claim Form and documentation must be submitted online on or before October 10, 2016, or mailed via U.S. Mail with a postmark no later than October 10, 2016
Attorneys for this case:
Steven A. Schwartz
Alison Gabe Gushue