Whoa,, Nelly .... hold your horses! Did anyone read that first link, the one about the judgement?
The CSST was damaged by a lightning strite a HALF MILE away?
What about all the other places closer to the strike? Was there no CSST in them?
I figure that at a half-mile distance, that CSST ought not have been exposed to ANY transient voltage. Maybe I'm ignorant. I don't have any hard proof, but I'm pretty sure I've had lightning strike a lot closer than 1/2 mile from me many times. Yet we're supposed to accept that enough volts accumulated on the CSST to burn through the PVC wrapper and arc to a nearby duct, igniting the gas as it did.
Something's rotten in Denmark.
Maybe the trial lawyers will call this stuff C$$T.