DENVER (Sept. 11)—Goodyear could end up paying about $9.7 million in damages to 34 Denver property owners if U.S. District Judge Lewis Blaylock's latest judgement ruling stands. The company and Chiles Power Supply Inc.—which did business as Heatway Systems, a now-bankrupt heating system designer—were found liable for defective Entran II hose installed in homes in the city last June following a seven-week trial. The federal judge awarded a damage award of more than $4 million at the time. However, in his judgement entered Sept. 8, Blaylock tacked on $5.7 million in interest to push the final figure up to $9.7 million. Goodyear plans to appeal the guilty verdict, a spokesman said.
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