Actually to correct you all!! Bi-cast is merely a finish that can be put on leather, bonded leather and vynl.
That particular sectional is a bonded bi-cast leather sofa. The statement geniune leather is correct. Geniune leather means it is made with leather. simple! It can be pig, cow, horse, sheep, and any other farm animal you wish to think of. Bonded leather are smaller cuts of leather which have been bonded together to form larger pieces of leather. Most leather is man made, treated if you will. Bonded leather is an inexpensive way of providing a reasonable quality sheet of leather.
So really if they had said 'Geniune leather" that is fairly accurate. It is usually quite resistant to cracking, splitting and definitely easy to clean. Sofas, wether leather, bonded leather, bicast, generally don't rip with in a week or two of ownership, I am sure "Ms. Grant' had her reasons for not offering to accept responsibility for a sofa ripping that soon into ownership. Sofas generally don't rip unless there has been some form of mistreatment.