A class-action lawsuit filed by the Newark, N.J., school system alleges that the country’s leading manufacturer of synthetic turf fields defrauded it and hundreds of other schools and municipalities across the state.
Relying extensively on an investigation by New Jersey Advance Media, the nine-count complaint alleges that FieldTurf purposefully concealed defects in their product that cause turf to deteriorate faster than the company’s advertising and marketing communications led customers to believe.
The suit, which was filed Wednesday in the state Superior Court, also accuses the company of breach of contract, negligence, and unjust enrichment according to NJAM.
FieldTurf officials did not comment on the lawsuit.
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