March 2017: Both appeals were voluntarily dismissed. The parties in the Morales appeal reached an agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. The reasons for the dismissal of…
In July 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Shop-Vac for allegedly falsely advertising that vacuums can achieve a specific peak horsepower when, according to the complaint, the actual horsepower of the vacuums is a small fraction of the advertised claims and the vacuums cannot reach the represented peak horsepower. For example, plaintiffs claim that the actual horsepower of vacuums advertised as having a “6.5 Peak HP” is only 1.931 and the actual horsepower of vacuums advertised as having a “2.5 Peak HP” is only 1.287. (Johnson et al v. Shop-Vac Corp., Case No. 19-cv-14834, D. NJ.)
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