November 10, 2009
Court Dismisses Consumer Fraud Claims Against Sears
The Northern District of Illinois has dismissed with prejudice consumer fraud claims in a putative class action against Sears based on an alleged design defect that prevented adequate water drainage and proper self-cleaning. The court held that plaintiffs' consolidated complaint failed to meet Rule 9(b)'s heightened pleading standards. Mass Tort Defensehas more (including a copy of the decision).
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