Elextrolux Dryer Fire Hazard Litigation
Court: United States District Court for the Central District of California
Roberts v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Case No.: SA cv 12-1644 CAS (VBKx)
Leadership Position: Interim Co-Lead Counsel
Wexler Wallace, along with co-counsel Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLC and Greg Coleman Law PC, was appointed Interim Co-Lead Counsel in this nationwide product liability class action against Electrolux Home Products, Inc. The lawsuit sought relief on behalf of a nationwide class of consumers who purchased allegedly dangerous and defective clothes dryers from Electrolux marketed under a variety of brands, including Electrolux, Frigidaire, and Kenmore. Plaintiffs alleged that the design, which allows lint to accumulate next to the heat source, caused thousands of dryer fires throughout the United States, and that fires are made more dangerous by Electrolux’s use of flammable plastic parts. On September 11, 2014, Judge Christina A. Snyder entered an order granting final approval to a nationwide class action settlement resolving this litigation. Judge Snyder recognized that the Settlement “confer[red] significant benefits to Class members,” “totaling a minimum of $35.5 million in projected-utilization values.”
To view a copy of the Court’s final approval order, click here.