Smelly washing machine case sent back to lower court by Supreme Court

06/03/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Washington – The Supreme Court has sent a case regarding an odor issue with front loading washing machines back to a lower court. As reported by Forbes, the court kicked the case of Sears vs. Butler, backed to a Chicago appeals court ordering a reconsideration of its ruling against a class action for consumers who purchased the Whirlpool appliances that plaintiff attorneys purport are defective.

Some machine owners have reported issues with them collecting mold and emitting foul odors during regular use. Defense attorneys claim a class action is not warranted in the case due to the number of owners who have filed complaints and other factors.

Jonathan Selbin of Lieff Cabraser is quoted as stating of the Supreme Court’s move, “This is probably the least surprising result that could have happened… What’s a little weird here is there is no operative class certification.”

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