Man With Mulched Foot Can Revive Home Depot Suit

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 3:41 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has revived a suit against Home Depot USA Inc. and lawnmower maker MTD Products Inc. brought by a man who claims a defective riding lawnmower badly injured his foot when he slipped.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that the lower court was wrong to grant summary judgment to the companies, saying a jury could reasonably find that injuries sustained by an Chicago man were caused by a faulty safety system.

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