No. 90-8526.

932 F.2d 1409 (1991)

Fred G. BROWNING and Lou Nell Browning, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. MAYTAG CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

June 7, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Terry A. Dillard, Waycross, Ga., for plaintiffs-appellants.

J. Thomas Whelchel, Brunswick, Ga., for defendant-appellee.

Before TJOFLAT, Chief Judge, FAY, and JOHNSON, Circuit Judges.


Fred and Lou Nell Browning (the Brownings) purchased a clothes dryer from the Maytag Corporation (Maytag) in 1976. The dryer allegedly caused a fire that injured the Brownings, by destroying their house and its contents, on July 4, 1985. The Brownings brought a products liability action sounding in negligence against Maytag on June 2, 1988.

Ga.Code Ann. § 51-1-11(c) (Supp.1990), which became effective on July 1, 1987, requires that litigants...

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