PITTSBURGH — Property owners are suing DJI Technology Inc. and other entities, citing alleged negligence and product liability.
EQC Operating Trust and Tetra Tech Inc. filed a complaint on Nov. 2 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they failed to provide a safe product.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 11, 2016, a fire originated in a DJI 3.7 flat pouch style lithium ion battery, commonly referred to as a LiPo drone battery. The fire caused substantial destruction to plaintiffs' property and business interruption in an amount in excess of $8.5 million, the suit says.
The plaintiffs hold DJI Technology Inc. and others responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly and safely design and/or manufacture their product and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions for its use.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor for damages in an amount of more than $8.5 million, with interest and such other and further relief as this court may grant. They are represented by James Cullen and Steven Gerber of Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia and Tara Maczuzak of DiBella Geer McAllister Best PC in Pittsburgh.