Toshiba Claims Shoddy Science Used In Laptop Fire Suit

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 2:17 PM EST) -- Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. argued Wednesday that a suit over a massive fire that destroyed an Oklahoma man’s home should be tossed because the insurer plaintiff’s key witness used shoddy science in finding a Toshiba laptop at fault for the blaze.

The computer maker argued in Oklahoma federal court that Robert Durham, an electrician hired by American National Property and Casualty Co., issued a report that was based largely on untested assumptions and found the power adapter to a Toshiba laptop was responsible for the...
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Case Information

Case Title

American National Property And Casualty Company v. Toshiba America Information Systems Inc

Case Number



Oklahoma Western

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability


Timothy D. DeGiusti

Date Filed

August 9, 2011


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