Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 26, 2015, 7:27pm


Lumber Liquidators removed a class action suit to federal court that alleges it sold a defective Dura-Wood flooring.

Lumber Liquidators filed the notice of removal to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Sept. 25 through attorneys Matthew Robinson and Andrew Martone of Hesse Martone in St. Louis.

Kevin Morris filed the class action on Aug. 18, claiming that in February 2013 he bought 900 square feet of the Casa de Colour Collection by Dura Wood, which is a pre-finished and stained hardwood flooring.

Morris, who claims he is a skilled at installing flooring, alleges that six months after spending about $5,000 and 24 hours installing the flooring, he started noticing defects in the flooring. He claims he specifically noticed warping, buckling and cupping, the suit states.

Morris alleges common law fraud, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty and violations of the state Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act and state Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

The class seeks a refund of their money and installation costs, injunctive relief, court costs and attorney’s fees.

The plaintiffs are represented by James G. Onder and William W. Blair of Onder, Shelton, O’Leary and Peterson LLC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-459

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