The Daily Princetonian
reports that Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Co. has filed suit against Apple to be reimbursed for more than US$2 million in fire damages the insurance company paid to Princeton University. The suit, filed last October, is scheduled to be heard next month.
Royal and Sun Alliance Co. claim a faulty Power Mac G4 power supply was to blame for a fire that burned in Princeton’s Moffit Hall. The fire department has already laid the cause for the $2 million, 20-minute blaze on the Power Mac G4. The University’s risk management office said that bad wiring caused wood supporting a cable tray to ignite; the resulting damage affected DNA sequencers and other laboratory equipment nearby.
The Daily Princetonian reports that the case went to court after the insurance company was unable to resolve the suit with Apple directly. “… the University could receive a significant deductible if it won the case,” stated the report.