Toshiba Claims Shoddy Science Used In Laptop Fire Suit

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 2:17 PM EST) -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. argued Wednesday that a suit over a massive fire that destroyed an Oklahoma man’s home should be tossed because the insurer plaintiff’s key witness used shoddy science in finding a Toshiba laptop at fault for the blaze.

The computer maker argued in Oklahoma federal court that Robert Durham, an electrician hired by American National Property and Casualty Co., issued a report that was based largely on untested assumptions and found the power adapter to a Toshiba laptop was responsible for the...
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