TAMPA, Fl. – An Orlando law firm has filed a lawsuit against Lumber Liquidators. The Miami Herald reports, this is the second lawsuit lawsuit against the firm, but the first lawsuit filed since "60 Minutes" reported the company's laminate flooring has high levels of formaldehyde. Firm Knopf Bigger filed a lawsuit Friday and Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho filed a lawsuit in December.
Knopf Bigger is representing a couple which have Lumber Liquidator flooring.
Lumber Liquidator founder Tom Sullivan, says the company is going to continue selling the floor, but the company stated it will test flooring for free.
Lumber Liquidators has denied its flooring has high levels of formaldehyde. According to a "60 Minutes" report, the flooring didn't pass inspections when it was made in China. The flooring was tested by California's CARB emissions standards. The flooring made in the United States passed. The company did random testing for flooring from China. According to its testing, the flooring proved to fine.
One customer from Tampa noticed an odor coming from the boxes after buying laminate flooring. After calling the company, she had the flooring installed because she says the company told her there was nothing to worry about.
The case is now in the hands of the federal court.