High Court Denies Cert. In Bic Lighter Defect Suit

Law360, Chicago (January 13, 2014, 6:32 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a Sixth Circuit decision that upheld a jury verdict clearing Bic USA Inc. of liability for a cigarette-lighter accident that severely burned a young boy after the lighter’s child safety lock was disabled.

The high court issued an order denying the petition for writ of certiorari filed by the court-appointed conservator for the injured child, who had challenged the Sixth Circuit’s finding that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s scrutiny of the product was...
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