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Gameshow justice: Godwin v. Electrolux Home Prods.



The Abnormal Use blog points us to a quack expert report hypothesizing that a defective (rather than unattended) stove caused a fire that destroyed a home, defeating summary judgment, and likely leading to a settlement between the stove manufacturer and the home-owner's fire insurance. The subrogee likely won the battle, but insurance companies (and consumers as a whole) lose the war when they encourages nonsensical litigation unrelated to the facts for short-term profit. A collective action problem, to be sure.

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Rafael Mangual
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rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
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