Description: Action alleging that heating, , ventilation, and air conditioning units manufactured by defendants were defective, including because of leaks of potent greenhouse gas.
PAWS Holdings, LLC v. Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/22/2017 Order Download Action dismissed. Georgia Federal Court Said Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Leaking HVAC Units Did Not Establish Standing for Negligence and Strict Liability Claims. The federal district court for the Southern District of Georgia dismissed an action alleging that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units manufactured by the defendants were defective. The plaintiff’s allegations included that the HVAC units damaged the environment by leaking a potent greenhouse gas. Among the claims dismissed were negligence and strict liability claims. The court said that an alleged injury to the environment due to emissions of greenhouse gas emissions did not provide a basis for standing to make these claims because the plaintiff—a company that installed the HVAC units in its offices—failed to allege an injury different from the common injury to the public. 05/16/2016 Complaint Download Amended complaint filed.