After a five day jury trial in the United States District Court of Connecticut, on August 29, 2013, a jury returned a full defense verdict finding for defendant, a manufacturer of corrugated stainless steel, on all counts and against plaintiff, as subrogee of the homeowners.  Dawn Courtney Doherty, Esquire and Norman H. Brooks, Jr., Esquire of Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C., serving as national counsel, successfully defended against claims arising under the Connecticut Product Liability Act.  The jury rejected Plaintiff’s arguments that the design of the corrugated stainless steel tubing was unreasonably dangerous and that they did not provide adequate warnings and instructions of the risks associated with the product.  Defendant was able to show that its product was improperly installed in the residence in contravention of its installation instructions.     The jury awarded the plaintiff nothing in damages notwithstanding Plaintiff’s claim of approximately $1,500,000 in damages.  Currently pending before the Court is defendant’s application to tax costs.