July 09, 2012Jury Awards Brethren Mutual $500,000 For Fire Caused By Manufacturing Defect
In January of 2010 a fire destroyed a waterfront home in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Assisted by fire investigator Charles Hughes and electrical engineer Robert Simpson, Brethren Mutual, which insured the property, concluded that the transmitter of a wireless pet containment system manufactured by PetSafe was the cause of the fire. On June 14, 2012, after a four day trial in the United States District Court in Baltimore, a jury agreed, finding that a manufacturing defect in the circuit board of the transmitter was the cause of the fire. The jury awarded Brethren Mutual $500,000 in damages.
We congratulate our partner, George Reede, along with Associate Mark Talty and Paralegal Christine Boessel, who represented Brethren Mutual at trial.
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