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Civil lawsuit alleges dehumidifier caused Pa. house fire

By Shaun Zinck | Feb 4, 2015

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Two Pennsylvania residents sued the manufacturers of a dehumidifier on Friday, alleging their house caught on fire because of the companies' neligence.

Christopher Taylor and Nancy Strohm alleged in their lawsuit against Heat Controller, Inc. and Motors & Armatures, Inc. that a malfunctioning dehumidifier caused a fire to break out in their home on June 24. The fire caused extensive damage, and Taylor and Strohm alleged the companies are responsible because they failed to manufacture a functioning product and didn't inspect their products properly.

The plaintiffs are seeking more than $450,000 in damages and court costs.

They are represented by Richard J. Boyd Jr., Christopher L. Taylor and Nancy Strohm, of de Luca Levine, LLC in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Court of Common Pleas Lebanon County case number 1:15-cv000223. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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