Boston Archdiocese Sues Whirlpool For Faulty Fridge

Law360, New York (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has filed a $10 million product liability lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp., the world's largest home appliance company, claiming that a defective refrigerator caused a fire that destroyed a Massachusetts church.

The complaint, filed June 4 in the Norfolk County Superior Court of Massachusetts, seeks $10 million in monetary relief and alleges that Whirlpool's negligence, breach of implied warranty and violation of the Consumer Protection Act caused the Archdiocese severe property damage and financial loss.

The suit was initiated by insurers...
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