Whirlpool sued for damages caused by allegedly defective washing machine

Annie Cosby Jan. 13, 2014, 4:08pm

An insurance company is suing Whirlpool for damages caused by a defective washing machine.

Republic Lloyds, as subrogee of Antoinette Mulvaney, filed a lawsuit Dec. 19, in the Jefferson County District Court against Whirlpool Corp. and Conn's Appliances Inc., citing negligence, negligent misrepresentation and products liability. 

According to the complaint, on Nov. 19, 2011, Mulvaney purchased a Whirlpool washing machine from Conn's Appliances. The plaintiff says on Dec. 25, 2011, Mulvaney left clothes soaking in the washing machine overnight and the machine leaked, causing more than $30,000 in damages to the house.

The lawsuit states after having the machine fixed by an employee of the defendant, Mulvaney again left clothes to soak in the machine overnight on Jan. 1, 2013, and the machine again leaked, causing more than $21,000 in damages.

Republic Lloyds is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. They are being represented in the case by attorney R. Clay Hoblit of Hoblit Ferguson Darling LLP.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. A195-060

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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