Reference the class action lawsuit against lawnmower manufacturers for
not calculating the HP claims properly, the case is apparently
settled. I received my settlement check today. Suit claims for walk
behinds said "up to $35" was actually $10.19 each, and riding mowers
"up to $75" was actually $21.84 each. My check was for one of each
for a total of $32.03.
Accompanying statement said the overall amount was capped, more than
expected claims were received, and amounts were reduced pro rata from
the capped amounts. No mention of lawyer fees.
Since I never expected to get a penny, I was surprised with the
amount. Especially since the mowers worked just like I expected them
to regardless of hp ratings. Do I feel guilty? Nope.
Meanwhile the cost comes out of the workers pockets, product quality, the
cost of the product goes up for the consumer, and more parts are contracted
Yes, they were idiots to lie about the HP rating, and deserve punishment,
but class-action suits of this kind only serve to line the pockets of greedy
Congratulations on being part of the problem with this country.
I agree that a number is only used as a comparison, no big deal. It is
how they used the number to make their product seem better than the
others. Again, how important is the number in regards to lawnmowers?
To the average consumer it may be important enough to buy a certain
Since I am only a number in the Government database and a peon that
don't have enough clout ( think horsepower) to change things, I will
take my $21.84 and cash the check and only hope it covers most of the
price increases that follow.
Hank <~~~~ Realist
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