Saturday, December 29, 2012

Former Okanagan mayor sues Wal-Mart - Clarification.

CHBC News, Kelowna : Friday, December 28, 2012 7:50 PM

Wal-Mart is being used (sic) by a former Coldstream mayor, who claims a heater that he bought at the store sparked a fire that burned his house down.

Gyula Kiss is suing for costs to replace his home and personal effects that were destroyed in the fire in Coldstream on January 4.

His suit claims the heater, which was made by Fusion Canada, was not appropriate for home use and not durable for the length of time it would be used.

Kiss says that Wal-Mart and Fusion Canada had a duty to warn of any defects and to ensure the heater was reasonably inspected before it was offered for sale.

Read it on Global News: CHBC Okanagan | Former Okanagan mayor sues Wal-Mart

The above report appeared on CHBC's 5 PM News and it needs to be clarified. 

This was as much news to me as was to everyone else. I was not aware I was suing Walmart. i was not aware that this news was coming as the media have not interviewed me as to the accuracy of the report. It may be that the insurance company is filing a suit against Walmart but they have not informed me personally.

I don't think I have the resources to sue Walmart! That job is better left up to DON QUIXOTE!


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