A New Zealand couple has filed a lawsuit against Dell Inc. after their $2 million lodge was allegedly destroyed in a fire started by a defective laptop battery.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your Dell laptop battery overheated, caused a fire or exploded, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
July 17, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, a defective lithium ion battery in a Dell laptop computer exploded in January 2014 after Plaintiffs Denise and Gordon McGregor had been watching a DVD of photographs.
The McGregors claim that the fire caused significant damage to the lodge’s main building, and that firefighters were unable to save it. A subsequent investigation by a fire investigators confirmed the laptop battery exploded, according to the lawsuit.
Plaintiffs allege that Dell failed to ensure the laptop was free of any defect which could pose a risk to public safety and that the company knew the ion batteries were capable of overheating and catching fire.
Dell denies liability and has added Gray’s Auctions Ltd — which sold the laptop online to the McGregors — as a 3rd party in the case. The company has also offered a number of defenses in support of dropping the suit.
However, Associate Judge Roger Bell has said there is sufficient cause for a lawsuit to proceed and has ordered discovery documents to be filed by Dell in order to defend the claim — including about battery and laptop recalls — before August 14.
The complaint was filed in the High Court at Auckland, New Zealand; the McGregors are seeking $1.4 million in damages against Dell.
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Free Case Evaluation: Again, if your Dell laptop battery overheated, caused a fire or exploded, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.