Monkey See, Monkey SueLinda Himelstein
When Bic Corp. paid $3.25 million to Cynthia Littlejohn in 1986, the company thought it was closing the book on a sad story. Littlejohn was badly burned when a Bic lighter exploded in her jacket pocket. But soon after, the Milford (Conn.)-based manufacturer realized its problems were just beginning.
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