Whirlpool Takes Hit In Dishwasher Fire Suit

Law360, New York (December 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has reversed a lower court's judgment in favor of Whirlpool Corp. in a product liability case brought by a family whose dishwasher suddenly ignited and set their house on fire, killing their daughter.

In an order and judgment handed down Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, a three-judge panel said that a Kansas district court erred when it vacated a jury verdict after finding that the plaintiffs had failed to present sufficient evidence to prove that a specific...
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