It is alleged that Kaba Simplex keyless locks can easily be opened with a commercially-available magnet, leaving homes and businesses vulnerable to burglary.
Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2011
Jerrold S. Parker, Managing Partner with the national law firm of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, has been named to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in the Kaba Simplex Locks Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (MDL No. 2220) currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. The PSC was appointed by the Honorable Donald C. Nugent, who is presiding over the Kaba Locks Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in an order dated March 8, 2011. For more information on joining the lawsuit click here!
Judge Nugent also appointed John R. Climaco as Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel. Mr. Climaco, Richard J. Arsenault and Hunter J. Shkolnik were appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel.
Other attorneys appointed to the PSC are:
- Simcha D. Schonfeld
- Solomon Klein
- Mark Schlachet
- Mark J. Geragos
- Frank E. Piscitelli, Jr.
- James L. Deese
- D. Scott Kalish
- Daniel Becnel
Simplex Pushbutton Locks, manufactured by North Carolina-based Kaba Ilco Corp., are used by countless homeowners, businesses, government facilities, research labs, apartment buildings, hotels, motels, and college dorms. Kaba Ilco claims the Simplex Pushbutton Locks' PIN code technology is more secure than other types of access control, making the locks ideal for locations with regular personnel turnover. The Simplex Pushbutton Locks, which retail for $300 or more, are frequently used by members of the Jewish community due to the fact that they don't require a key, as carrying keys is forbidden on the Sabbath.
Plaintiffs in the Kaba Simplex Locks Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation have alleged that these keyless locks can easily be opened with a commercially-available magnet, leaving their homes and businesses vulnerable to burglary. The lawsuits seek compensatory, statutory and punitive damages as well as injunctive and equitable relief in the form of a Notification and Replacement Program, established and supervised by the Court and funded by the Defendants for the benefit of the putative Class Members. MDL No. 2220. For more information click here!
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to purchasers of Kaba Simplex Pushbutton Locks. If you own one or more of these locks, please contact our office by visiting http://www.yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).
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