Judge: Refrigerator Maker Must Face Energy Star-Based Competition Law Claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Whirlpool Corp.'s alleged misrepresentation of its refrigerators' compliance with Energy Star program requirements supports unfair and fraudulent claims under the California unfair competition law (UCL), a federal judge held Oct. 25 (Kyle Dei Rossi and Mark Linthicum, et al. v. Whirlpool Corp., No. 12-125, E.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153682).

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