Steel Tubing Maker Wins Natural Gas Pipe Defect Suit

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 2:47 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge last week tossed a proposed class action accusing Omega Flex Inc. of marketing to residences and businesses defective natural gas pipelines that could catch fire if struck by lightning, finding there were no actual injuries claimed in the suit.

Plaintiffs Philip Hall and Deborah Haase alleged in a June complaint that Omega Flex’s TracPipe product, introduced in 1997 but since replaced by other models, fails when subjected to an electrical charge from a direct or indirect lightning strike, and that the company...
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