Omega Flex recently secured a second successful federal jury verdict in Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company a/s/o Thornton v. Omega Flex, Inc. The case involved a June 2009 lightning fire at a house in Trumbull, Conn. The homeowners’ insurance company sued Omega Flex alleging its TracPipe corrugated stainless-steel tubing product was defective because it could not withstand damage from lightning.
The claims were proved false, Omega Flex said; the CSST was improperly installed without the required electrical bonding wire, thereby leaving the home exposed to lightning damage. The jury unanimously found for Omega Flex on all counts and awarded the plaintiff insurance company nothing in damages.