Lumber Liquidators Class Action

GBDH and Lozeau Drury LLP filed a proposed class action lawsuit on December 11, 2014 on behalf of consumers who purchased laminate wood flooring products manufactured in China and sold by Lumber Liquidators. Plaintiffs Joseph Michael Balero, Michael Ballerini, and Lisa Miller allege that Lumber Liquidators advertised and sold laminate wood flooring that consumers were told was compliant with California formaldehyde emission limits when really it exceeded those limits. Plaintiffs seek, on behalf of themselves and the putative class, an injunction requiring Lumber Liquidators to comply with California formaldehyde standards, restitution of all money paid for uncompliant laminate wood flooring, damages, and punitive damages.

“60 Minutes” aired a news piece about our Lumber Liquidators Class Action, Balero v. Lumber Liquidators. 60 Minutes found that Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards. To view the 60 Minutes piece, press here: 60 Minutes interviewed Global Community Monitor for this story and our co-counsel Richard Drury.

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On 5/7/15, Lumber Liquidators announced the suspension of all sales of its Chinese-made laminate flooring. Plaintiffs consider this a major victory for consumers around the nation who will no longer be offered high formaldehyde content flooring from this major retailer. This was a main goal of our Lumber Liquidators Class Action.

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