Roberson Motors, a car dealership based in Salem, Oregon, filed a lawsuit against Cooper Lighting, claiming a breach of contract, breach of express warranty, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, and unlawful trade practices. The lawsuit is asking for $530,000 in damages.
The suit claims that in 2016, Roberson Motors purchased 60 Gleon Fixtures and an Eaton Lighting Control System for $137,000. It also paid nearly $15,000 for installation. In the lawsuit, Roberson claims some of the lighting fixtures never turn on, while others do not turn off.
Also in the lawsuit, Roberson Motors claims Cooper told them the system will have a 90% failure rate, since the sensors were outsourced, and that the motion sensors that were installed were not compatible with the most recent software.
Roberson replaced the lighting system at its own expense, which was $108,000 for the lighting, and $20,000 for installation. It is also suing Cooper Lighting for “increased electricity cost”. While the lawsuit does not clearly state what that means, Roberson is asking for an addition $250,000.
As of Monday, December 7, Cooper Lighting has asked that the case be moved from a district court to federal court. The next hearing date has not been set.
You can read the entire lawsuit filed by Roberson Motors here.