Sharper Image was so confident its settlement of a federal class action suit in Miami over an allegedly defective air purifier would be approved that it included news of the $60 million plan in a stockholder report.

But Miami attorney Michael Tein, who represents 2 million consumers in a similar national class action suit brought in a California state court, derailed the settlement, at least for now, after appearing Tuesday at a hearing before a Miami federal judge.

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