PHILADELPHIA – A Lancaster chiropractic health center is suing Lowe's and the manufacturer of a dehumidifier after it allegedly ignited and caused nearly $50,000 in fire and smoke damage to its building.
Kettering Group Inc., trading as Kettering Chiro Health Center, filed a complaint Sept. 10 in the Court of Common Pleas Lancaster County against Midea America Corp., Midea USA Inc., Midea Group Co. LTD, GD Midea Air-Conditioning Equipment Co. LTD, Midea International Trading Co. LTD and Lowe's Home Centers alleging negligence and breach of warranty.
Kettering alleges it purchased the Midea dehumidifier from Lowe's and placed it in the unfinished basement of the property. The dehumidifier failed, ignited and started a fire on July 9, 2018, causing $45,255.67 in damage, the suit says.
Ketterling seeks $45,255.67 in monetary relief, interest and other just relief. It is represented by Jesse Cohen and Ryan Bennett of The Sacks Weston Diamond Law Firm LLC in Philadelphia.
Court of Common Pleas Lancaster County case number CI-19-08540