The Smith Law Firm, LLC, filed on Friday a class action lawsuit against St. Louis Pool, Spa and Billiards, LLC, Innovative Spa Technologies, Inc. (doing business as "Spatec"), and others. The suit alleges that the defendants defraud consumers by falsely claiming, in relation to their spas, that "all components are easily accessible and service friendly." The defendants also falsely claim that the casement design of the spas "allows for easy access to interior systems." Named plaintiff Jason Rich purchased his spa on June 26, 2010, for the sum of $4,650. Less than one year later, after a component failed, a service technician hired by the defendants was required to cut a gaping hole in the side of the spa's casement, with a Jigsaw, in order to access and repair the component. The suit seeks injunctive relief, damages exceeding $25,000 on behalf of the class, and other relief. For more information, please see Jason Rich v. St. Louis Pool, Spa and Billiards, LLC, et al., 11SL-CC04952 (St. Louis County Circuit Court). For a copy of the the Petition, please click here.