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December 17, 2007

Sears Settlement of Tipping Stove Class Action in January?

A South Florida Sun Sentinel article by Diane C. Lade reports that according to a class action settlement scheduled for approval in January, Sears Roebuck & Co. has agreed to place anti-tip brackets on all free-standing or slide-in stoves or ranges that were purchased in their stores during the past seven years, or provide refunds to customers who paid to have the stabilizers installed.  One of the plaintiffs' lawyers, Steve Tillery, said Sears could pay up to $400 million to settle all claims, which involve some 5.7 million appliances.  The lawsuit stems from actions filed in Illinois and Texas alleging that Sears was not installing the safety devices unless buyers asked for them or were willing to pay extra for them. 

MKS

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