SCRANTON — An insurance company is suing Jones Stephens Corp., Coastal Ningbo Hardware Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Watts Regulator Co. and Ningbo Best Metal & Plastic Manufacturing Co. Ltd., alleging liability and negligence.

Alfa Mutual Insurance Co., as subrogee of Noel and Sandra Forsythe of Alabama, filed a complaint on May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging that they manufactured parts that caused a water leak to the plaintiff's insured property.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the individuals it represents sustained damage to their insured property. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to properly manufacture and test for defects the parts that made up the water supply line in the property.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount that exceeds $312,620 for compensatory damages, plus interest, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Richard A. Estacio of Kolb Clare & Arnold PSC in Frazer.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:17-cv-00817-MEM

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