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Chair maker responds to lawsuit by chair exec

February 6, 2014
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A California furniture company and a retailer are denying responsibility for injuries suffered by a local chair executive — who hurt his back when a chair collapsed.

Menards and U.S. Furniture said David Miller's injuries might have been caused by his own negligence in using the chair.

Miller said he tumbled to the floor when a chair leg snapped, as he reached for a pencil during a staff meeting at Grand Rapids Chair in 2012.

Menards sold the chair marketed by U.S. Furniture, based in California. They filed a joint response this week to a lawsuit in Grand Rapids federal court.

Miller said sharp pain in his lower back prevented him from continuing to serve as president of Grand Rapids Chair.

Geoff Miller said his dad bought the chair to study it.

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