Chinese online home leasing platform Ziroom is once again in the spotlight with a series of long-awaited court cases being brought against the company for alleged elevated levels of formaldehyde in its apartments.

The class-action lawsuit involving 26 tenants was heard at the Dongcheng District People’s Court in Beijing yesterday (Dec. 6). Cases were split and processed individually, with plaintiffs being represented by more than 20 lawyers, China Radio International (CRI) reports.

Ziroom was not immediately available for comment about the case.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen