LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Robertson & Associates, LLP filed the first class action lawsuit in the country against Floor & Décor Outlets of America, Inc., for allegedly selling Chinese-made laminate flooring which contained excessive levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. The lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Atlanta, Georgia on behalf of residents in California, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas and Georgia, on behalf of themselves and all similarly situated consumers in the country who purchased certain laminate flooring from Floor & Décor over the past four (4) years.
Testing performed by certified and independent laboratories on laminate flooring purchased by Plaintiffs revealed formaldehyde gas emissions more than triple the legal limit established by California Air Resources Board's ("CARB") regulations. The lawsuit alleges that Floor & Décor falsely advertised that its Chinese-made laminate flooring sold across the country complied with the CARB formaldehyde emission standards, when it did not. The Plaintiffs also allege that Floor & Décor fraudulently concealed these material facts from consumers who purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring from the Defendant.
Formaldehyde gas is known to cause cancer and can also cause chronic respiratory irritation, burning eyes, nose and throat irritation, coughing, headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Formaldehyde has also been linked to the exacerbation of asthma in sensitive individuals. People may be exposed to formaldehyde gas without knowing they are being exposed or that they are at risk. The health risks are significantly greater for susceptible persons such as children, the elderly or those with asthma.
Floor & Decor presently has 58 retail stores in 17 states, including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
If you or someone you know purchased Chinese-made laminate flooring from Floor & Decor, 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.arobertsonlaw.com. Co-counsel for this case include Kenneth Canfield, Esq., of Atlanta, Georgia, Dan Bryson, Esq. of Raleigh, North Carolina and Robert Ahdoot, Esq. of West Hollywood, CA.
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.