WASHINGTON -– Judges in Washington plucked a new class action over lawnmowers from federal court in Charleston and shipped it to Wisconsin.
On Feb. 5, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation added the West Virginia suit to 42 similar suits before U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman in Milwaukee.
The suits allege that manufacturers and retailers overstated the horsepower of lawnmower engines.
The West Virginia suit seeks damages from Sears Roebuck, John Deere, Tecumseh Products, Briggs and Stratton, Kawasaki Motors, MTD Products, Toro, American Honda, Electrolux Home Products, Kohler Company, Platinum Equity and Husqvarna Outdoor Products.
Kristofer Cormany of Charleston filed the suit at U.S. District Court on Jan. 6, on behalf of John Lilly of Charleston.
Six Minnesota lawyers and one from Pennsylvania added their names to the suit.
Lilly bought a Yard Machines mower at K-Mart in Charleston for $158.99 in 2001, according to the complaint.
"Plaintiff and members of the proposed class paid more for their lawnmowers than they would have paid absent Defendants' unlawful conduct," Cormany wrote.
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