Newark schools file class-action lawsuit against turf company

The Newark school system has filed a class-action lawsuit against the nation’s leading maker of artificial sports fields, FieldTurf, alleging the company defrauded more than 100 public and private schools and municipalities in the state.

The complaint, filed in state Superior Court in Essex County, capped two days of fast-moving developments following an NJ Advance Media investigation that revealed the company sold high-end turf for years after executives knew it was falling apart.

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