Over 100 federal lawsuits involving Lumber Liquidators flooring are being centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. A recent ruling by the U.S. Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation will move 113 pending suits from 29 different states to Virginia where Lumber Liquidators is based. Lawsuits claim that certain flooring sold by the company contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a suspected carcinogen.
If laminate flooring that was purchased from Lumber Liquidators was installed in your home or business, contact Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you have a case we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
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Lawsuits: Lumber Liquidators Flooring Contains Unsafe Formaldehyde Levels
As previously reported, claimants allege that the flooring in question contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde. When present at high levels, formaldehyde can produce a strong smell and be highly flammable. It has also been classified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” Allegations also include that the company misrepresented the Chinese-made laminate flooring by concealing that it did not meet the standards of California formaldehyde regulations.
As cases are consolidated in the Eastern District of Virginia, it will allow coordination with a proposed class action lawsuit filed in that district in 2013. The class action claims that Lumber Liquidators misrepresented the company’s Chinese-made flooring and illegally harvested wood from Russian forests. The company is facing additional federal and state probes regarding the accuracy of home-testing kits it sent to customers following the first reported incidents of excess formaldehyde.
Affected Customers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Makers of laminate flooring have a duty to provide a safe product. If this duty is not fulfilled, and a laminate flooring product poses a danger to people, the product maker can potentially be held liable for injuries that may result.
People who have been affected by Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring may be entitled to compensation for damages that may have resulted from the flooring in their home or business.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring was installed in your home or business, contact Attorney Group today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions, and if decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Lumber Liquidators lawsuit attorney. The time you have to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.