Archives for December 2011

Odor Fade-Soil Adsorption-$1.7 Million Verdict-Beattie Law Firm

On December 12 a verdict of $1.7 million was returned in favor of clients represented by the Beattie Law Firm based in in part on Odor Fade caused by Soil Adsorption. The defects in the odor only warning system known as odor fade are well known within the propane gas industry. One of the leading […]

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Firgard-Propane Safety Warnings-Gas Detectors-$1.7 Million Verdict-Beattie Law Firm

On December 5, 2011 the Firgard jury issued a referendum regarding Propane Safety Warnings and Gas Detectors resulting in a $1.7 million verdict which was obtained by the Beattie Law Firm on behalf of the Firgard’s. The jury found that the alleged purported safety material issued by a Growmark subsidiary was deficient and that what […]

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Jury Awards Damages in Explosion Suit

WATERLOO, Iowa — A jury has returned a $1.72 million verdict in the case of a Hudson woman who was burned in a 2008 home propane explosion. But Donna Firgard will see only a portion of the money. Firgard, 68, and her husband, Richard, took propane provider New Century FS, a subsidiary of Growmark, to […]

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Jury Deliberates in Explosion Civil Suit

WATERLOO, Iowa — Jurors were scheduled to begin deliberations today in a Hudson woman’s lawsuit against her propane company in connection with a 2008 explosion. Donna Firgard and her husband, Richard, claim New Century FS didn’t adequately warn them about the need for leak detectors and the shortcomings of the odor injected into the gas […]

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Defense Begins in Gas Explosion Trial

WATERLOO, Iowa — Investigators hired by a propane company following a May 2008 explosion at a Hudson home said the gas leak was caused by an overtightened nut. Donna Firgard is taking New Century FS to court claiming the business failed to provide adequate warnings about the shortcomings of propane odorant and the need for […]

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Burn Victim Testifies About Gas Warnings

WATERLOO, Iowa — A Hudson woman who was caught in an explosion when she attempted to ignite a water heater pilot light told jurors her gas company never gave her safety information or warnings. Donna Firgard is taking New Century FS to court in connection with the May 2008 blast that leveled her house and […]

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