November 3, 2013

Lawsuit blames fire on NH-made light bulb

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — A lawsuit that alleges a defective light bulb manufactured in New Hampshire caused a fire at a paper mill in Mexico has been moved from state to federal court.

In the complaint, the insurer for Kimberly-Clark de Mexico claims a light bulb manufactured at an Osram Sylvania plant in Manchester is responsible for a 2012 fire at a Kimberley-Clark plant in Morelia, Mexico.

The insurer, Allianz Mexico, is seeking compensation for the money it paid to Kimberley-Clark to cover damages from the fire.

The lawsuit was originally filed in Hillsborough County Superior Court. The Concord Monitor reports that the suit was moved last week to U.S. District Court in Concord because it involves a foreign company.

Osram Sylvania hasn’t filed a formal response to Allianz’s lawsuit.

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