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Settlement Could Bankrupt Sharper Image: Experts

Law360 (August 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Plaintiffs who have sued Sharper Image Corp. over claims that the retailer's “Ionic Breeze” air purifiers caused adverse health effects may shove the company into bankruptcy if it is forced to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to settle the product liability action, financial experts were reportedly set to testify at a hearing Thursday.

James Hitchner of the Financial Valuation Group, an expert witness, was slated to argue at a final fairness hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida that...
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