WHEELING - Gloria Waters and William Hall, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, filed suit in the Brooke County Circuit Court on Sept. 6, naming Electrolux Home Products Inc. as the defendant.
The plaintiffs are accusing Electrolux of marketing and selling defective washing machines. The case has since been removed to federal court.
In their class action lawsuit, the plaintiffs accuse Electrolux of marketing and selling front-loading washing machines that are prone to accumulate mold.
According to the plaintiffs, the defective washing machines were sold under brand names including Frigidaire and Kenmore. The plaintiffs claim Electrolux knowingly concealed the fact that the washing machines were prone to accumulate mold and mildew which can permeate throughout the consumer's home and ruin clothes.
The plaintiffs are accusing Electrolux of breaching implied warranties by selling products they allegedly knew were defective.
The plaintiffs are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. They are being represented by Wexler Wallace LLP.
The defendant removed the suit to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Oct. 31.
The removal notice says the federal court has jurisdiction pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act.
Electrolux is represented by Jeffrey A. Holmstrand of Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso in Wheeling.
Circuit Court of Brooke County Case No. 13-C-118
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia Case No. 5:13-cv-00151