Property owners claim SSW Holdings' faulty LiPo battery caused fire

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 20, 2018


PITTSBURGH — Property owners are suing SSW Holdings Inc. and other companies, citing alleged negligence and strict liability.

CorVel Corp. filed a complaint on Dec. 10 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they failed to take the proper and necessary precautions to prevent a fire from originating in its product.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 11, 2016, a fire originated from defendant's DJI 3.7 flat pouch lithium ion battery, commonly known as a LiPo battery. The fire spread and caused substantial destruction to plaintiff's real and business property, including but not limited to business interruption and/or loss of rents in an amount in excess of $600,000, the suit says.

The plaintiff holds SSW Holdings Inc. and others responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly and safely design and/or manufacture the LiPo battery.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount exceeding $600,000, with interest and such other and further relief. They are represented by Richard Gable Jr. and Michael Wolfer of Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP in Philadelphia.

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