BEAUMONT – Discovery issues have manifested in a lawsuit brought over a vaporizer that allegedly caught fire while in a man’s pocket.
Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Ian Littlepage filed suit against Boomtown Vapor, Lg Chem America and Shenzhen Joyetech on Oct. 26, 2016 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the lawsuit, on June 2, 2016, Littlepage was seriously injured when his Joyetech eVic-VTC mini (the vaporizer) caught fire in his pocket while in the off position.
Boomtown sold the vaporizer and Shenzhen made the device. Lg Chem designed the battery.
The suit accuses the defendants of negligently placing a defective product into the stream of commerce.
Court records show that on Jan. 22 Boomtown filed two motions to compel discovery, one for Lg Chem and the other for IMR batteries
On top of punitive damages, Littlepage is suing for his alleged pain, mental anguish, lost wages, disfigurement, impairment and medical expenses.
Provost Umphrey attorney Matthew Matheny represents him.
Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, is presiding over the case.
Case No. A-199209