Toshiba, Sony Settle With Allstate Over Laptop Fire

Law360, New York (June 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. and Sony Electronics Inc. have settled a reimbursement dispute brought by Allstate Insurance Co. alleging that a defective Sony battery in a Toshiba laptop set fire to a home insured by Allstate.

Allstate asked Judge Beverly B. Martin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Thursday to dismiss the case as all matters in dispute have been settled under undisclosed terms.

Allstate filed suit in June 2008, alleging that a fire that tore through a home...
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