Judge Shaves Claims In Transformer Liability Case

Law360, New York (September 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed claims of vicarious liability but has upheld claims of direct liability against a power supply company in a product liability case involving faulty transformers.

Defendant GRE North America Inc., which is one of several defendants in the case, claimed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas that it had nothing to do with the manufacture and supply of the transformers and was just an intermediary in the sale.

Plaintiff US LED Ltd. produces illuminated signs and other lighting....
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