Cannabis Co. Insurer Says Faulty Pump Caused $1.5M Fire

Law360 (February 10, 2021, 10:33 PM EST) — A medical cannabis company’s $1.5 million product liability lawsuit against a water pump manufacturer was removed to federal court Wednesday, in a suit alleging the manufacturer is on the hook for a defective pump that overheated and caused a fire in 2019.

HDI Global Specialty SE brought the case in the Superior Court of D.C. on Jan. 5 as the insurer of cannabis company Holistic Remedies. The insurer alleged in its complaint that after the cannabis company ordered pumps from Hydrofarm LLC, doing business as PARsource Lighting Solutions, PARsource sent the wrong pumps, one of which overheated and caused an extensive…

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