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Lumber Liquidators Class Action Lawsuit Over Morning Star Strand Bamboo Flooring…

Lumber Liquidators Alleged with Selling Defective Bamboo Flooring

A new class action lawsuit contends that Lumber Liquidators’ Morning Star Strand Bamboo Flooring is prone to premature cracking, splitting, warping, and shrinking, all well before the misleadingly warranted expected lifetime.

Larry & Kathy Fluharty v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc.

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Larry and Kathy Fluharty filed the claim in Arkansas on September 9, alleging that Lumber Liquidators violated the state and federal laws by selling defective merchandise and failing to address their nearly immediate concerns. A lawsuit against the company is being pursued.

Lumber Liquidators asserts in its marketing that the Morning Star Strand Bamboo Flooring is durable and also meets the industry standards and advertises and warranties it with a 50 warranty, meaning that the product’s lifespan will last that long.

But according to the Fluhartys, things couldn’t be further from the situation. Following their visit to their local Lumber Liquidators in July of last year to inquire about flooring products, the duo claims they were guided to Morning Star Strand Bamboo Flooring.

The lawsuit states that during the sales associate’s pitch, he highlighted how the flooring was built, the quality of the materials utilized, the high quality of manufacturing, and how the product was “indestructible” and would not dent.

To verify this claim, the sales associate deliberately struck a sample of the flooring with a separate oak in an effort to demonstrate that the oak sample dented, but the bamboo-based product did not.

According to the claim, the sales associate continued to explain to the Fluhartys about the flooring’s extensive 50-year warranty, despite the fact that the duo was acquiring it for installation in a home they meant to market immediately after the completion of their home renovation.

However, the claim contends that the sales associate withheld from the Fluhartys the information that the warranty was non-transferable and would not cover the later owner of the home.

Weeks After Bamboo Flooring Installation

Within weeks following installation, although the residence remained unoccupied — but kept at a controlled temperature — the Fluhartys noted that the flooring began to deform and develop apparent cupping along with each board.

As the situation worsened, the pair claimed they attempted to demand redress from the company on numerous occasions but were either dismissed or ignored. They eventually filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s office, who urged them to photograph the flooring before tearing it up.

Lumber Liquidators subsequently contacted the couple and informed them that they could not claim since the floor had been ripped up.

The Fluhartys seek to represent a class of consumers nationwide and in Arkansas. They are charging for violations of state consumer and trade laws, breach of warranty, as well as fraud. They seek class certification, injunctive relief, restitution, attorneys’ fees, and a jury trial.

Lumber Liquidators Inc. is no stranger to litigation; in 2016, the national hardwood business was faced with a dozen class suits in Louisiana alleging that it marketed Chinese-made laminate floors that contained unsafe levels of formaldehyde. In 2017, the corporation paid $36M to settle such claims.

Editor’s Note on Lumber Liquidators Class Action Lawsuit Over Morning Star Strand Bamboo Flooring:

This article is written to inform you of the class action lawsuit filed against Lumber Liquidators over marketing defective bamboo flooring products to consumers and breaching the warranties associated with it. You might also be interested in the Freedom Mortgage Home Inspection Settlement.

Case Name & No.: Larry & Kathy Fluharty v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc., Case No. 4:21-cv-00800-BRW

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas Central Division

Products/Services: Morning Star Strand Bamboo Flooring

Allegations: Lumber Liquidators allegedly marketed the defective product to the plaintiffs and breached the warranties

Status: Pending

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