Louisville Slugger Prime BBCOR Baseball Bats
April 2017: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint that removes Louisville Slugger as a defendant.
January 2017: A false advertising class-action lawsuit [link to amended complaint] was filed against Wilson Sporting Goods and Louisville Slugger for the marketing of the Louisville Slugger Prime BBCOR baseball bat, which was allegedly defective due to movement between the barrel and handle of the bat. Plaintiffs claim that rather than honor the warranty and replace them with non-defective bats, the companies changed the marketing of the bat after the fact in order to focus on and promote the defect to make it seem as though it was deliberate as opposed to a defect. (Alea et al v. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and Louisville Slugger, Case No. 17-cv-498, N. D. IL.)
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