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Louisville Slugger Prime BBCOR Baseball Bats

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Louisville Slugger Prime BBCOR Baseball Bats

December 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement in which the company agreed to inspect bats to determine if they are defective – if the bats are defective, the company agreed to replace the bats with newer bats; if the bats are not defective, class members may choose either to have their bat returned to them or receive a voucher for a 20% discount towards the purchase of a new bat. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for June 4, 2019.

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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