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Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Bloglines - $10M in Damages Awarded for Fatal Coleman Heater Malfunction
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A federal jury in Miami has ordered the Kansas-based Coleman Co. to pay a Florida woman $10.1 million in damages in connection with a malfunctioning propane heater that allegedly filled a tent with carbon monoxide gas that killed the woman's husband and son while they were on a camping trip. A spokeswoman for Coleman, perhaps the most recognized name in camping equipment, said an appeal is planned.