Louie Torres Jul. 13, 2016, 6:31pm


Pennsylvania resident accuses ladder manufacturers and distributors of product liability

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Tricam Industries, Inc., Tricam Industries, Asia Ltd., Gorilla Ladders, Home Depot USA, Inc., Home Depot, Inc. and Zhejiang Sopop Industrial Co., Ltd, ladder manufacturers and distributors, citing alleged breach of implied warranty, design defect, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, negligence and product liability.

Jeffrey Nein filed a complaint on July 11, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging that they manufactured and distributed ladders that contains design defects that may cause injuries to consumers.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in July 23, 2014, he sustained physical injuries including injuries to his left wrist and arm when the ladder collapsed underneath him. The plaintiff holds Tricam Industries, Inc., Tricam Industries, Asia Ltd., Gorilla Ladders, Home Depot USA, Inc., Home Depot, Inc. and Zhejiang Sopop Industrial Co., Ltd responsible because the defendants allegedly were already aware that their product supposedly already failed prior but chose not to provide adequate warning to consumers about the potential harm their product could cause nor did any steps to make sure that their ladders won't collapse.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $150,000 plus interest and court costs. He is represented by Arthur L. Bugay of Galfand Berger, LLP in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 5:16-cv-03752-JLS

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