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Allstate sues GE over circuit breaker, seeks $440K

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By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 22, 2018


PHILADELPHIA — Allstate Insurance is suing General Electric Co., citing alleged breach of warranty, negligence, and product liability.

Allstate Insurance Co., which insured Devin and Margaret Teitz, filed a complaint on Aug. 13, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against General Electric Co., alleging that the manufacturer failed to exercise care in the design and manufacture of a consumer product.

The plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 14, 2017, Devin and Margaret Teitz, were caused to suffer extensive damages to their real and personal property from a fire at the load center which spread through the property, as a result of a defective breaker, designed and manufactured by the defendant, which failed to work. 

The plaintiff holds General Electric responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly and adequately warn plaintiff of the limitations of the circuit breaker, failed to comply with all local, state and federal regulations and ordinances, and failed to manufacture, assemble and/or design the circuit breaker in a manner sufficient to prevent fire.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in the amount of $440,546.67, plus costs of suit, attorney's fees, and for such other relief as the Court shall deem appropriate. They are represented by Joseph L. McGlynn of De Luca Levine LLC in Blue Bell.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 18-cv-3422

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