Tort Law

Furniture company founder files federal chair-collapse suit against rival manufacturer

Add another case to the annals of chair-collapse litigation:

The founder of a Michigan furniture manufacturer has filed suit against a California chair maker contending that its defective product collapsed at a staff meeting in 2012 when he bent over to pick up a pencil. A leg collapsed, tumbling David Miller to the concrete floor and causing back pain that prevented him from continuing to work as president of Grand Rapids Chair, says a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Grand Rapids. It seeks jurisdictional damages of $75,000-plus, according to the Associated Press.

The defendant, U.S. Furniture, declined to speak with a reporter on Tuesday.

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