Sharp LED Televisions

December 2016: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed after it was stayed pending the finalization of a settlement agreement.

July 2016: Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the June 2016 order dismissing the case. (Case No. 16-3114, 3rd Cir.)

June 2016: This lawsuit was dismissed for failure to plead enough details to meet the heightened pleading standard for fraud-based claims. The dismissal was with prejudice.

October 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Sharp Electronics for allegedly falsely marketing televisions as LED when they are actually LCD televisions that use light emitting diodes (LEDs) as a light source to illuminate the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel on which the picture is displayed. In other words, plaintiffs claim that the “LED” label misleadingly refers to the light source used to illuminate the display panel instead of the display technology itself. (Popejoy et al v. Sharp Electronics Corporation, Case No. 14-cv-06426, D. NJ.).

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