The makers of a corrugated stainless steel tubing product are celebrating a recent court victory.
After a lightning strike set fire to a High Ridge, Mo., house in April 2010, the homeowners' insurance company, American Automobile Insurance Co. (AAIC), sued Exton, Pa.-based OmegaFlex. The suit alleged that lightning burned a hole through the OmegaFlex TracPipe corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) and caused a fire.
Court papers show that the plaintiff was looking for a $1 million payout, plus court costs. The jury didn't buy it.