Kyle Barnett Aug. 26, 2015, 8:45am


GRETNA – The manufacturer and distributor of an allegedly defective vent hood are being sued by a customer.

Howard B. Kaplan filed suit against Proline Range Hoods LLC and DZV Distributing LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 1.

Kaplan asserts that on Aug. 23, 2013 he purchased a wall hood produced by Proline and distributed by DZV Distributing which provided a two-year warranty on the product. The plaintiff claims that on April 30, 2015 the vent hood began to malfunction and could only be turned off by unplugging it. Kaplan alleges he immediately notified Proline and DZV Distributing that the vent was malfunctioning, but they refused to take action to fix or replace the product and only provided a replacement control panel that did not repair the defects.

The defendants are accused of breach of warranty.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for the rescission of the purchase price of the product, collateral costs, reimbursement for cost of repairs, reimbursement for installation costs, reimbursement for installation of new vent hood and attorney fees.

Kaplan is represented by David M. McDonald of Metairie-based Bernard, Cassisa, Elliott & Davis.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Nancy A. Miller.

Case no. 751-144.

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