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Weber Stephen Products accused of selling 'charcoal chimney' that led to house fire, death

Louie Torres Sep. 26, 2016, 4:42pm

The family of a deceased Kentucky woman is suing Weber Stephen Products LLC, saying the grillmaker should pay for a fatal house fire allegedly started by a defective "charcoal chimney starter." 

Weber lawsuit vs Sears over grill design more than just smoke, judge says

Scott Holland Sep. 8, 2015, 12:51pm

The makers of the iconic Weber backyard grill may get their chance to prove at trial Sears intentionally aped the Weber design for its own store-brand grills, after a federal judge said there may be more than just smoke to Weber’s infringement claims against the retailer. Palatine-based Weber-Stephen Products, creator of the eponymous Weber Grill, filed suit in federal court in 2013 against Sears, alleging some Kenmore grills infringe on Weber’s trade dress.