Unchallenged Claim Sinks HP Adapter-Burn Appeal: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit said it would have considered resurrecting a woman’s suit over burns caused by an allegedly defective Hewlett-Packard Co. laptop power adapter on Wednesday, but it was hamstrung by her failure to appeal a necessary part of the lower court ruling.

A three-judge appeals panel determined that Patricia Ferraro, who alleges she suffered severe burns to her arm after it came into contact with the laptop adapter while she slept, could not resurrect her bid to show that the adapter was unreasonably dangerous because...
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