Dana Gold, et al. v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc., Case. No. 3:14-cv-05373 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California).
CGL is leading a case against Lumber Liquidator, Inc. alleging that bamboo flooring products that it developed, marketed and sold are defective. Alleged defects include gapping, swelling, cracking, and general deterioration.
We successfully defended against motions to dismiss, Daubert motions, a motion for summary judgment, and a transfer of venue motion. Plaintiffs certified six state classes and defeated a subsequent Rule 23(f) appeal petition. See Gold v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc., 323 F.R.D. 280 (N.D. Cal. 2017).
UPDATE: On October 22, 2020, the Court granted final approval of a $30 million settlement and held in its order that “Claims are divided into two levels: anyone who purchased Morning Star Strand Bamboo Flooring can submit a Level One claim; those who suffered damage to their floor can submit a Level Two claim. Level One class members will receive voucher benefits in proportion to how much flooring was installed. Level Two members must submit photographic proof of damage and a repair estimate, which will form the basis of their cash benefit.”