Quite a while ago, a steam pipe burst in New York City, and mucked things up quite a bit. Naturally, people are suing the owners Con Ed. And here comes the Broadway play that anyone could have predicted before this news article.
Suing people's hired engineer-gun: We believe that there was a fatal flaw in the pipe, a ticking time-bomb, ready to explode on innocent (and wannabe rich!) people. Con Ed was negligent in not detecting this, which they could have, had they spent a measly extra five bucks!
Con Ed's hired gun: Such Nonsense! We have found no flaw, no reason in the world why this pipe exploded. Must have been some capricious Act of the Pipe Gods, and, in no way, affects any other steam pipe. These rusty cast-iron pipes are as sound as the day they were made, just like the Liberty Bell!