If you live in San Diego and are a resident of the South Park, North Park or University Hills neighborhoods, then you also probably remember the Lamps Plus stand on University Avenue near the Valero gasoline station. You can buy all sorts of products from makeup to home appliances to cell phones and more. But what really sells are their “Let’s Get Rid of this!” items and “No one deserves to suffer” products. This company sells both suede and faux leather lamp shades and other lighting products.
So how did they get a trademark? Well, it appears that they saw a TV commercial for a company called Leoch. Leoch advertised that they sell top class actions and then had this to say: “Just as millions of people around the world have found relief through our proven strategies, so has just as many of our customers. We are proud to introduce the Leoch Leotix Lamps Plus litigation brand.” Seegert is described as a “leader in the business of innovative electrical and lighting solutions.”
Leoch Leotix is an actual company, and they are marketing a line of products including light bulbs and Leoch Leotix lawsuit lamp shades. The company also goes by the name, Liteway Lighting, and according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office site, it was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1974. It is interesting to see how similar this company is to Lamps Plus, who is themselves a popular company and do not appear to have any further pending lawsuits. If either company were to make a lawsuit right now, it would be difficult for either to stay in business.
However, if these two companies are similar enough, then maybe one is safe from a lawsuit. Maybe both companies can settle out of court and avoid a big amount of money out of pocket and damages. This is what happens sometimes when consumers are having second thoughts about purchasing a product, because they feel the company may be sued after being publicized or even directly called by someone that had been in the news. It does not mean that the product is defective and therefore cannot sell. There can be many reasons that a product may fail to meet its intended purposes.
When looking at litigation, whether it is over a product defect or a breach of warranty, there are things to consider. Consumers need to ask themselves if they are going to file a lawsuit, and if so, why and for how much. It is often a good idea to consult with a legal professional before making any type of decision. Also, the top class actions websites are a great resource for finding out more information on litigations and finding out if any particular company or person may be facing a claim.
In general, litigations over products are decided on a “contingency” basis, meaning that there needs to be a chance that either party will be financially disadvantaged if they lose the case. Whether a consumer wants to file a lawsuit or not should be decided at the time the claim is filed. If the claims are valid, the courts will usually grant their request to have a trial, but if the plaintiffs do not show enough evidence of wrongdoing then they could be granted a settlement in which case the defendant will make amends and cover their costs. Either way, if the plaintiff has enough evidence to support their claim, they could end up with the money they are seeking through a lawsuit.