Loss Adjuster Can't Snuff Out Whirlpool's Fire Defense Suit

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 1:40 PM EST) -- A loss adjuster failed Monday to toss Whirlpool Corp.'s claim in Michigan federal court that it falsely promised Whirlpool that a Chinese insurer would defend the company in a suit over a fire allegedly caused by a defective air conditioner.

U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker denied a motion from Cunningham Lindsey Inc. for dismissal or summary judgment of Whirlpool's negligent misrepresentation claim. Whirlpool's suit also targets the insurer, China Pacific Property Insurance Co. Ltd., that has allegedly failed to cover the company for the underlying...
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