CHICAGO — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against manufacturing company Netgear Inc., citing alleged breach of express warranty, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.
Lead plaintiff Rob Fischer filed a complaint June 4 in Cook County Circuit Court alleging Netgear violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
According to the complaint, Fischer purchased the defendant's range extender in 2016 based on Netgear's claim that the product extends WiFi networks close to 200 percent. However, Fischer alleges that these claims are false, as the product was only able to achieve a negligible extension of his WiFi network, and he never received more than 100 percent additional coverage.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, statutory and/or punitive damages, costs incurred, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and other legal and equitable relief as the court deems necessary. He is represented by William H. Beaumont and Emily A. Westermeier of Beaumont Costales LLC in Chicago.
Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-CH-07034