MOUNDSVILLE — An insurance company is suing LG Electronics USA Inc., an appliance manufacturer, citing alleged strict product liability.
Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Co. a/s/o Elizabeth Wright-Connor filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court against LG Electronics USA Inc. alleging that the appliance manufacturer negligently distributed a defective and dangerous product.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 20, 2016, a fire originated at or near defendant's LG stove that was previously installed at Wright-Connor's residence, causing substantial damage to plaintiff's insured's property. Plaintiff made certain payments in excess of $132,000 to Wright-Connor. The plaintiff holds LG Electronics USA Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly poorly designed and manufactured the subject stove and failed to give adequate instructions and warnings associated with using it.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount greater than $132,000, with interest, costs and such other and further relief as may be awarded. It is represented by David M. Jecklin of Gianola, Barnum, Bechtel & Jecklin LC in Morgantown and Rahul Gogineni of White & Williams LLP in Philadelphia.
Marshall Circuit Court Case number 18-C-243