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KB HOME v. THE SUP. CT. OF LOS ANGELES (CONSOL. INDUS. CORP.), b167912

The economic loss rule does not bar petitioner from recovering tort damages for the cost of repairing and replacing defective furnaces, as determining the nature of the product and whether the injury is to the product itself or to property other than the defective product is generally the province of the trier of fact.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/23/2003
  • Published 10/23/2003

Judges

  • PERLUSS, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Lorber, Greenfield, Polito & Pengilly, Joyia Z. Greenfield, San Diego, and Gillian L. Gregory, Spring Valley;  Newmeyer & Dillion and Gregory L. Dillion, Newport Beach, for Petitioners., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Jeffrey L. Richardson, Seth E. Pierce, Diana L. Abdulian and Evan R. Goldstein, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest Daniel L. Freeland, U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for Consolidated Industries Corp.,  Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, Charles L. Harris and Melissa A. Miles, Costa Mesa;  Austin & Cannon and Thomas S. Squillaro for Real Party in Interest Canyon Air Systems, Inc.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance by Respondent.
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