Werner Lifts Ban On Liability Suits For Home Depot

Law360, New York (October 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- One consequence of the Oct. 25 court approval of Werner Holding Inc.'s liquidation plan is that Home Depot USA Inc. is no longer immune from product liability claims for its role in the bankrupt ladder company's chain of distribution.

Werner, also known as Old Ladder Co., on Tuesday filed a notice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware that it was removing Home Depot from a list of protected defendants, meaning that product liability claims may be lodged against the retail chain for...
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