Justices Overturn $3.9M Verdict in Mobile Gas Leak

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a new
trial in a case where a jury ordered Mobile Gas Service Corp. to
pay $3.9 million to the family of an elderly woman who died as a
result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The court said Friday that errors in the trial required the
judgment to be set aside.

Rosa Robinson had filed a wrongful death suit against Mobile Gas
Service Corp. and other defendants after a carbon monoxide leak in
her home in 2004 caused the death of her elderly mother, Harriett
Robinson.

The jury in 2007 found that the company had supplied gas to a
furnace in the Robinson home in Chickasaw even though company
inspectors had tagged the furnace as being defective.


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