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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Certification - Common interests and issues - Definition of class - Procedure - Representative plaintiff

Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 10:42 AM  

Application by the representative plaintiffs for certification of a class action against the Lennox defendants. The defendants designed, manufactured and distributed glass-fronted gas fireplaces. The plaintiffs alleged the defendants knew or ought to have known that their fireplaces were defective and dangerous, and failed to take steps to ensure their safety or warn owners of the dangers. The plaintiffs adduced expert evidence regarding the heat generated by the defendants' products, and instances of more than 100 children burning their hands or faces through contact with similar...