Defended Retailer of Christmas Tree Lights in Product Liability Case

A fire in an apartment complex that resulted in multiple deaths allegedly started when a Christmas tree caught fire. The plaintiffs alleged that the lights on the tree were defective and that this defect caused the fire. The plaintiffs had purchased lights from several retailers over the years and filed suit against all of them. Because the plaintiffs could not show where the allegedly defective lights were purchased, the court granted summary judgment to our clients. The Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed.