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Information on Various Smoke Alarm Failure Wrongful Death Suits:


  • Federal appeals court upholds $2.8M award for faulty smoke alarm, April 2008

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    Last week, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals found sufficient evidence to uphold the jury's findings that First Alert was negligent because "the smoke detector was defectively designed," and that "the smoke detector's failure was a legal cause of the deaths of William and Christine Hackert." The panel also found that an award of punitive damages was appropriate.  First Alert and BRK have been ordered to pay Sheila and John Hackert $2.8 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

    Bob Segall/NBC WTHR 13 Investigates, Indianapolis. IN


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