11th Circ. Revives Insurer's Whirlpool Faulty Dryer Suit

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 4:09 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday reinstated United Fire and Casualty Co.'s lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. over a clothes dryer that allegedly caused a fire, finding a lower court improperly excluded expert witness testimony and granted summary judgment to Whirlpool.

The three-judge panel said the district court abused its discretion by excluding all the testimony of one of United Fire's expert witnesses, and all the testimony of another expert witness when only part of it should have been excluded. The district court had found the testimony of...
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