LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On March 11, 2015 Robertson & Associates, LLP., filed a class action lawsuit in United Stated District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of plaintiffs from Los Angeles, Orange, Fresno, Riverside, and San Luis Obispo counties, who seek to represent all similarly situated consumers in California, against Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (NYSE: LL) for allegedly violating California's False Advertising Law and Unfair Competition Law by selling laminate wood flooring which contains a known carcinogen, formaldehyde, in levels which far exceed California's Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in April 2007.
Lumber Liquidators, which reportedly had estimated annual sales of $1.1 Billion in 2014, is one of the largest specialty retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in the United States, with over 340 stores in 46 states, including 36 stores in California.
On March 12, 2015, Robertson & Associates, LLP., filed a similar class action lawsuit in United States District Court for the District of Nevada on behalf of two Las Vegas plaintiffs, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of all similarly situated Nevada consumers who purchased allegedly toxic laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators. Lumber Liquidators has a total of 3 stores in Nevada, one each in Las Vegas, Henderson and Reno.
Recently published tests conducted by two independent labs for CBS News "60 Minutes" have shown that certain laminate flooring manufactured in China and sold by Lumber Liquidators contains unsafe emissions of formaldehyde gas, which emissions far exceeded the legal limit under California law. Lumber Liquidators' labels on its packaging and its website represent that its flooring complies with California's regulations of formaldehyde even for flooring sold outside of California.
According to a March 1, 2015 CBS News "60 Minutes" report, Lumber Liquidators has sold laminate wood flooring with hazardous levels of formaldehyde which exceed the standards established in 2007 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The EPA has classified formaldehyde as a "probable human carcinogen." National Cancer Institute researchers have concluded that, based on data from studies in people and from lab research, exposure to formaldehyde may cause leukemia, particularly myeloid leukemia, in humans.
Formaldehyde also causes burning eyes, nose and throat irritation, coughing, headaches, dizziness, joint pain and nausea. Formaldehyde has also been linked to the exacerbation of asthma in sensitive individuals.
If you or someone you know purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators, you may have been exposed to formaldehyde. If you would like free information about your legal rights and remedies, call Alex "Trey" Robertson, IV, Esq. of Robertson & Associates, LLP. at (818) 851-3850 or go to www.classactionlumberliquidators.com.
Alex “Trey” Robertson, IV, Esq. is an experienced trial lawyer who holds an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer-review rating given only to those lawyers who demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability. Alex also has been named a “Super Lawyer” for Southern California from 2011-2015. In 2014, he received “The Litigator Award” from the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, a distinction given to only 1% of all attorneys, based upon verified settlement and verdict amounts. Alex is admitted to practice in California, Nevada, Colorado and Texas.
As one of the country’s top litigators of toxic mold cases, Alex has handled thousands of indoor air quality cases involving airborne toxins into his client’s homes. Alex has handled numerous high profile toxic cases, including those for celebrities Ed McMahon, Erin Brockovich, Ted Nugent, Vin Scully (L.A. Dodger’s announcer) and other celebrities, professional athletes and public figures. Many of his cases have been featured in local and national media, including CBS News “48 Hours” (twice), CBS News “The Early Show”, ABC News “Prime Time Live”, NBC News “Today Show”, New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABA Journal, Forbes Magazine and CNN’s “Lou Dobbs” show.
With over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Robertson has recovered more than $300,000,000 for consumers in construction defect and consumer class actions.