Allstate Spruces Up Defect Suit Over Christmas Tree Blaze

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT) -- Allstate Insurance Co. is hoping a slew of expert opinions filed Wednesday will help bolster its product liability claims against Menard Inc., as the insurer seeks to hold the retailer responsible for a fire allegedly caused by a defective Christmas tree.

Allstate, which sued Menards in federal court In Illinois in January 2010, presented the court with nine additional depositions and interviews from the local fire department and an independent agency to refute the home improvement chain's claims that it had nothing to do with the...
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