Christopher Baxter and Matthew Stanmyre, NJ.com, December 15, 2016
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The suit, filed on behalf of Carteret, claims FieldTurf sold the borough fields that failed to meet exaggerated promises and then stonewalled officials' complaints until warranties expired.
Adam Moskowitz, an attorney from Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Coral Gables, Fla., whose firm is co-counsel on the complaint with Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf in Lakewood, said the group will ask a federal judge in New Jersey to make the case a class-action "on behalf of all people in the country that made these purchases."
"Believe me, it will be nationwide in scope," Moskowitz said. "There was fraud that was committed by this company in selling the product, and we're going to see if we can get immediate relief for these municipalities."
According to the complaint, Carteret purchased six FieldTurf fields between 2006 and 2010 for about $3.9 million after being swayed by New Jersey sales representative Perry DiPiazza's "aggressive, exaggerated and misleading marketing campaign."
"FieldTurf's stonewalling appears to have been an effort to allow the warranty period to expire," the complaint said. "To date, after months of delays turned into years, FieldTurf has not repaired or replaced the defective Synthetic Grass Fields."