State Farm Tags Dell, Sony With House Fire Costs

Law360, New York (February 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A State Farm unit is going after Dell Inc. and Sony Corp. of America, claiming the computer makers are liable for a house fire started by a defective laptop and owe the carrier more than $235,000 it paid to the homeowner.

State Farm Florida Insurance Co. lodged its complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleging Dell and Sony owe the carrier the hundreds of thousands of dollars it paid to a homeowner for fire damage caused by their defective...
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