Appeals Court Upholds Class-Action Status in Whirlpool Case

A class-action decision against Whirlpool Corp. was upheld in the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati Thursday, affirming liability in a lawsuit that accused the company of selling faulty washing machines that produced mold. Nashville attorney Mark Chalos of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein was lead counsel in the multi-district case, originally filed in 2008 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. “The case has now been reviewed by two federal appeals courts on three different occasions and the courts have unanimously found that the plaintiffs’ claims should go forward, and the families should get their day in court,” Chalos told the Nashville Post.