Zwirn Backed Lawsuit Alleges Fraud Against Carrier, GE Security, Interlogix, and UTC

By John Honovich, Published Sep 09, 2022, 08:44am EDT (Info+)

For years, Jeffrey Zwirn has warned about a "catastrophic flaw" that his product, "The Interceptor" claims to solve. However, UL and alarm manufacturers have essentially ignored him.

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Now, Zwirn's allegations will have their day in court as a new lawsuit alleges fraud and various other counts against Carrier, GE Security, Interlogix, and UTC.

Inside this note, we share and examine the 141-page legal filing, the allegations made, and the outlook for the defendants.

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Defendants ********* these serious defects, dangers and non-conformities from consumers and/or failed to disclose the Alarm System Defects to Plaintiff and the class, while at the same time affirmatively representing the high quality and safety of their control unit systems meeting both UL and NFPA Standards. Defendants failed to remove these Alarm Systems from the marketplace and they failed to take appropriate remedial action, even though Defendants wereaware that the single data-bus circuit of their combination listed control units was non-compliant ** ** *** **** ***********. Instead, Defendants marketed and sold their combination listed control units, even though it knew and/or should have known that it was non-conforming and was both defective and dangerous....

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**.Zwirn ** *** ********* Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. (CSE) and contracted with CSE to serve as an independent entity to scientifically evaluate this potential mode of failure and the applicable codes and standards, in order to independently test *** ******** ** ****** Mr. Zwirn’s hypothesis regarding this mode of failure. This project has been designed and engineered to test the hypothesis put forth by Mr. Zwirn [emphasis added]

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* ***** ***,******* ******* **** "** *** ***** On ***** *****".

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******: **************, *** ********** (***/*******/**********/** ********) are ******** ** ****** **** ****,************* ****** ** ***** ****** ** dismiss ** *********:

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************ ****** ** **** ****, ******* ********* ***** **** **** the ********* ******** *** ********:

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*** ********* *** ***** ******* ** the ***** ***** ** *** ***** System ******* *** ***-************ ** *** time ** ****, **** ***** *** have ********* *** ********** *********** ****** control ****.

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******* *** ******* ** **** ****** regularly ** ****** ****** ********* ** the **** ******* ******* ****** *******. Most ********* ********* **** ********** ******* testing ** ******* ** ***** ********* billing, ** ******* ****** ** **** frequent ******* ** ***** *******.

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** **** ** *********** ** ***** how **** **********.

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*** ********* ******/********* ***** ***** **** already **** ****** *** ** *********

**** **** ********* *** * *** weeks *****; ******* ***** **** **** 16th - "* *** ******* **** the **** *********** *********** *** **** filed **************** / *******. *** ********* ** 287 ************** **** **** ** / ****** *** Zwirn."

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****, * ****** ****..

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* ***** ** ** *** **** to **** ** *******. ****** *** mentioning.

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***'* *** **** **** ** *** stop **** *** ** ********** **** only ****** ** **** ******* ******* and ******** *** ***** ** ***** business. ***** *'* *** *** * manufacturer ***** *********** *** ********** *** willful **********, **** ***** ** ** beyond **** **************. * **** ** a ** ****** ** * ********** and ** ***** **** ** *** getting **** ** ***** * *****, that's ***** **** * ***, ********* in *** *****. *** ** ****** why ***** ************ *** *** *** by *** ***** **** *** ****** gets **** **** ** **********.

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******: ******* ** **. **** ***** to ******* *** ****:** *****, ** ****, *** ******: Carrier ***** ** ******* *****-****** ****

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