Our attorneys tried a complex subrogation matter in Pennsylvania against a cable provider and an electrical contractor on behalf of a large national personal lines insurance carrier. The underlying fire occurred when a random power surge entered the home, but the system grounding electrode (which carries excess power harmlessly to ground) had not been safely maintained. The resulting fire caused approximately $800,000 of damage to the home. Our attorneys argued that an electrical contractor who had done general work at the home as well as the cable provider, who had been called out numerous times due to related service issues, should have identified and fixed the problem. Following a week of trial, the matter settled for approximately 70% of the asserted damages.
Kenneth T. Levine, Daniel J. de Luca