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Marie Pierre-Louis v. DeLonghi America, Inc., et al.

New York Appellate Division
887 N.Y.S.2d 628 (2009)


Cassandra Pierre-Louis (plaintiff) went to visit her friend, Marques Marcall (defendant), who lived with his parent, Antoneen Darden (defendant). Darden had purchased a space heater, manufactured by DeLonghi America, Inc. (DeLonghi) (defendant), from Home Depot (defendant). Darden’s other son, Matthew McCall, took the space heater out of the box and placed it upside-down on the floor. The space heater caused a fire, which killed Pierre-Louis. Marie Pierre-Louise sued Marques, Matthew, Darden, Home Depot, and DeLonghi, alleging strict products liability. Home Depot and DeLonghi moved for summary judgment. The trial court denied the motion, and Home Depot and DeLonghi appealed.

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