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Judge: Couple can't sue Amazon for fire caused by hoverboard purchased from Chinese seller

By John Severance | Apr 2, 2019

A Chicago federal judge has delivered a win to Amazon and Chinese online seller Shenzhen Gangshen Technology Company Ltd. in a lawsuit filed by an Illinois couple, who claimed their home was damaged when the hoverboard they purchased caught fire.

Appeals panel: Man injured by falling stack of insulation at Menards should have recognized 'obvious danger'

By John Severance | Mar 15, 2018

A federal appeals panel has handed a win to home improvement retailer Menards against a man who claimed the big-box hardware and lumber chain should pay after he was injured by a falling stack of insulation.

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