CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on July 20 denied a dryer manufacturer's motion to sever property damage claims that are based on incidents outside of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in three insurers' subrogation lawsuit seeking reimbursement of $12.25 million they have paid for claims arising from defective dryers (State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, et al. v. Electrolux Home Products Inc., No. 11-8946, N.D. Ill.; Eastern Div.). View related prior history, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63361.