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Marie Pierre-Louis v. DeLonghi America, Inc., et al.
Citation:887 N.Y.S.2d 628 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009)
Cassandra Pierre-Louis (plaintiff) was killed in a fire, started by a space heater, while visiting her friend, Marques MCcall. Marques’ parent, Antoneen Darden, had purchased the space heater from Home Depot (defendant). The space heater was manufactured by DeLonghi America, Inc. (defendant). Darden’s other son, Matthew McCall, has placed the space heater upside-down when taking it out of the box and using it, which started the fire. Marie Pierre-Louise (plaintiff) sued the defendants for strict products liability on the grounds that the space heater was defectively manufactured or designed. The defendants moved for summary judgment.
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