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Viking Range Corp. founder Fred E. Carl Jr. and other former top officers of the Greenwood-based company have been sued for $100 million for allegedly not disclosing a design defect that caused the company’s stoves to turn on by themselves, reports the Mississippi Business Journal.

Middleby Corp. of Elgin, Ill., which bought Viking Range in 2013 for $380 million, and Viking say in the complaint that “had sellers disclosed the truth, Middleby would never have paid anything close to $380 million for VRC, and may not have undertaken the acquisition at all.”

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