PITTSBURGH – A Pennsylvania school district alleges that an artificial turf field it had installed failed prematurely and was defective.
New Castle School District filed a complaint on behalf of itself and all others similarly situated on Nov. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Fieldturf USA Inc., Fieldtruf Inc. and Fieldturf Tarkett SAS alleging fraudulent concealment under Pennsylvania law, breach of express warranty and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased defendant's Duraspine Turf artificial surface for its football field in July 2006 for more than $800,000. It alleges the field did not perform as advertised, failed and deteriorated.
The plaintiff holds Fieldturf USA Inc., Fieldtruf Inc., and Fieldturf Tarkett SAS responsible because the defendants allegedly made false representations regarding durability of the product.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, order the defendants to provide a refund to the plaintiff, punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. It is represented by Daniel C. Levin and Charles L. Schaffer of Levin, Sedran & Berman in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01554-CB