Stueve Siegel Hanson, Cullenberg & Tensen and Perrone Law have filed a class-action lawsuit against Lely North America, Inc. on behalf of dairy farmers who purchased and were dissatisfied with the Lely Astronaut A4 automatic milking system.
The lawsuit alleges that the systems were defective and failed to perform as advertised, marketed and represented by Lely. Among other defects and problems, the lawsuit alleges that the systems fail to adequately clean and dry each teat before the start of the milking process, routinely miss quarters due to teat cup attachment failures, cause bacteria-contaminated milk droplets, slugs of milk and other contaminants to impact against the teat ends and enter the teat canal due to vacuum drops and spikes caused by inadequate vacuum capacity and reserve, and use defective and inadequate methods to detect mastitis and divert abnormal milk, all of which adversely affects cow health, milk production and milk quality, while causing a host of other long-term issues.
The full complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, is available here.
If you are a dairy farmer who purchased the Lely Astronaut A4 system, or a robotic milking system from DeLaval, Galaxy or GEA we would like to hear your story and discuss your legal options. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation. 888-816-2107.