Class Actions -- 2018

Grayson v. General Electric Co.   (2nd Circuit)

Class certification without harm

The NAM filed an amicus brief in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit of a large class-action suit against General Electric (GE) over alleged consumer misrepresentations regarding their microwave ovens. The suit contended that the glass on certain ovens broke after nine years, and the owners paid more than they should have. The NAM's brief argued that the court improperly certified a class that includes 99% of all customers who have never had a problem with the ovens and that includes disparate claims by customers who are covered by differing state consumer protection laws. The class was also improperly certified because less than 20% of the class members could be identified. The Second Circuit unfortunately denied the appeal.

Related Documents:
NAM amicus brief  (March 28, 2017)


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