December 23, 2009
DOE filed a brief in opposition to LG Electronic's motion for preliminary injunction. Issuance of an injunction would prevent DOE from revoking an exception to a 2008 agreement whereby LG could temporarily continue to test certain fill tubes and ice ejection heaters for ENERGY STAR compliance while they are in the "off" rather than the "on" position.
On January 18, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued its decision in Civil Action No. 09-2297, denying LG's motion for preliminary injunction. As a result, LG was required to remove the ENERGY STAR label from certain models of refrigerator-freezers.