Friday, December 16, 2016

New federal class-action suit claims FieldTurf stonewalled N.J. customer #MDLovesDefectivePlasticGrass

The drumbeat of legal action against the nation's leading maker of artificial sports fields intensified this week when a national class-action lawsuit landed in New Jersey.
The suit, filed on behalf of Carteret, claims FieldTurf sold the borough fields that failed to meet exaggerated promises and then stonewalled officials' complaints until warranties expired.
The allegations made by Carteret directly refute FieldTurf's assertions that premature deterioration with a brand of high-end turf known as Duraspine had not affected New Jersey customers.
The national complaint was filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, 10 days after NJ Advance Media published an investigation revealing FieldTurf sold Duraspine for years after executives knew it was falling apart. Last week, the Newark school system filed the first class-action lawsuit against the company in state Superior Court in Essex County, and state authorities in New Jersey and New York also began examining the business practices of the company...

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