Judge Shifts Blame For Heater Defect To Chinese Firm

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has allowed heater and fan manufacturer King of Fans Inc. to shift responsibility to Chinese manufacturer SingFun Electric Group Co. Ltd. in a product liability suit over a defective heater.

On Tuesday, Judge Terry R. Means issued an order in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas designating SingFun as a “responsible third party” in the case, despite objections from the plaintiff, Diamond H. Recognition LP.

The suit was filed after an August 2007 fire damaged a Fort Worth, Texas...
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