Heating Manufacturer Sued Over Faulty Furnaces

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 7:59 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania resident launched a putative class action Friday accusing a heating and air conditioning manufacturer of failing to disclose or fix a design defect in its furnaces.

Defendant York International Corp. negligently designed its Coleman DGU Series furnaces with a defect in the hot surface igniter that could result in the unit becoming inoperable, plaintiff Joel Goleman alleges in the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Condensation builds up in the furnace during normal use and drips on the...
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