Case of the Day: IDS Property Casualty v. Gree USA

The case of the day is IDS Property Casualty Insurance Co. v. Gree USA, Inc. (D. Minn. 2018). IDS insured Chad and Andrea Murphy and was subrogee in their claim against Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai, which manufactured an allegedly defective dehumidifier. After IDS paid a claim to the Murphys following a fire they claimed was caused by a defect in the dehumidifier, IDS brought suit against Gree and related companies. IDS attempted service by delivering the summons and complaint to “Richard, the person in charge of 4195 Chino Hills Avenue #1026, Chino Hills, CA to be given to Ming Chu Dong President of [Gree] … business and mailing address 4195 Chino Hills Avenue #1026, Chino Hills, CA.” It also “mailed first-class copies of the summons and complaint to Ms. Dong on Gree China’s and Gree Hong Kong’s behalf to Gree USA’s Chino Hills, California, business location.” (more…)

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