Judge Tosses Liability Claim In Lawnmower Fire Suit

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has dismissed a claim in an insurance company lawsuit alleging that a pre-owned Sears Roebuck & Co. lawnmower started a fire at a Delaware couple's property in 2006.

On Wednesday, Judge Joseph Farnan Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed a count alleging strict liability in the suit brought by Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

The suit was filed by Nationwide Mutual in March 2007, alleging negligent design and manufacture, breach of contract and negligent services repair. The company...
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