U.S. District Court Denies Class Certification in GE Microwave Case

April 19, 2016
On April 14, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled in favor of General Electric Company in denying the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification. Dickinson Wright served as co-counsel to GE along with Hunton & Williams.

In Robinson v. General Electric Company, Case No. 09-cv-11912, the plaintiffs originally sought to certify a nationwide class comprising owners of approximately 54 million GE-branded microwave ovens manufactured since 2000, plus state classes in California, Michigan and Ohio.

The Court agreed with GE that the case could not proceed as a class action, finding that the plaintiffs failed to meet the requirements for certifying a class and for class-wide injunctive relief.

GE is represented in this action by Dickinson Wright lawyers Richard W. Paul and Kenneth J. McIntyre. The briefs on class certification are under seal, but the opinion is public and available here.