Home Depot Sues Over Allegedly Defective Ladder

Law360, New York (July 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Home Depot USA Inc. has filed suit against a company that designed and manufactured a ladder that played a key role in a personal injury suit against Home Depot, asking that it indemnify the home improvement retailer for losses stemming from the personal injury claim.

Home Depot USA filed the lawsuit against Germany-based Krause Werk GmbH Co. on Thursday.

The complaint says Krause Werk designed MultiMatic ladders, which were sold by Home Depot. Krause Werk subsidiary Krause Inc., which is now dissolved and in bankruptcy, manufactured...
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