Victoria's Secret Cleared in Little Rock Trial

APRIL 16, 2004 - Posted at 4:59 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A jury in federal court in Little Rock decided today Victoria's Secret should not have to pay for a woman's injuries when her nightgown caught fire.

The jury returned a verdict after a full day of deliberations.  They said Victoria's Secret was not liable for Linda Rossby's accident in May 1998.  Rossby alleged that the nightgown caught fire while she was taking a pizza out of the oven and claimed the lingerie company should have put a warning label on the nightgown.

Victoria's Secret spokesman Anthony Hebron in Columbus, Ohio, said the company was pleased with the decision and believed in the safety of the product.

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