Fridge Maker Claims Lack Of Injury Bars RV Fire Suit

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT) -- Refrigerator manufacturer Norcold Inc. on Wednesday asked a Florida federal judge to toss an insurance suit over fire-prone fridges in recreational vehicles, arguing that the economic loss doctrine bars the claims because the fires caused no personal injury or damage to property other than the RVs.

In its motion to dismiss, Norcold contends that American Security Insurance Co.'s product liability and negligence claims cannot survive because Florida law prohibits tort recovery "when a product damages itself" to cause economic loss, but not any personal injury or...
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