LAFAYETTE – A Fort Polk consumer alleges a Samsung washing machine she purchased at a Lowe's store in Leesville was subject to a recall and that Samsung has not repaired the machine.
Malori Soria filed a complaint on behalf of individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana against Samsung Electronics Co. LTD and Samsung Electronics America Inc. alleging violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the defendants announced a recall in November 2016 regarding 34 models of their top-load washing machines because the machine's top can detach during use. The plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 3, 2015, she purchased a Samsung washing machine that was a subject for recall by Samsung. She alleges she contacted the defendants more than 15 times regarding the recall's option of repairing the machine to fix the defect, but the defendants have yet to repair the machine.
The plaintiff holds Samsung Electronics Co. LTD and Samsung Electronics America Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally withheld repair of the washing machine so that she would be forced to use the rebate or to purchase another Samsung washing machine.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a class action, appointing plaintiff and her counsel as representatives, award for damages in an amount to be determined by jury, restitution, litigation costs and all other relief that are just and equitable. She is represented by Stephen H. Kupperman of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver LLC in New Orleans and William B. Federman of Federman & Sherwood in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-00195