Suit Claims Fire Caused By NH-Made Light Bulb
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A lawsuit that alleges a defective light bulb manufactured in New Hampshire caused a fire at a paper mill in Mexico has been moved from state to federal court.
In the complaint, the insurer for Kimberly-Clark de Mexico claims a light bulb manufactured at an Osram Sylvania plant in Manchester is responsible for a 2012 fire at a Kimberley-Clark plant in Morelia, Mexico.
The insurer, Allianz Mexico, is seeking compensation for the money it paid to Kimberley-Clark to cover damages from the fire.
The lawsuit was originally filed in Hillsborough County Superior Court. The Concord Monitor (http://bit.ly/1cxTsBP ) reports that the suit was moved last week to U.S. District Court in Concord because it involves a foreign company.
Osram Sylvania hasn't filed a formal response to Allianz's lawsuit.