A legal dispute is brewing between insurance company Liberty Mutual and Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of single-cup coffee machines.
The Boston-based insurer has filed a lawsuit that alleges that a Massachusetts woman's Keurig coffee machine was responsible for a fire that caused $100,000 worth of smoke damage to her Upton home.
Liberty Mutual paid the claim but now wants Waterbury, Vermont-based Keurig Green Mountain to pay up.
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Liberty Mutual said in the suit filed in Boston that Keurig's K70 model "was defective and unreasonably dangerous and therefore not fit for intended use."
A spokeswoman for Keurig tells The Boston Globe that safety is a company priority and "We are generally unaware of our brewers being the cause of any fires."
The K70 model has been discontinued.