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Maryland Court of Appeals Holds Property Owner Accountable For Fire Spread Caused By Cigarette Butts in Mulch Bed

In July 2017,  Stutman Law attorney Tom Marsh was part of a team that won..

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Stutman Law’s COVID-19 Continuity Plan: Adapting to Today’s Business and Legal Challenges

The coronavirus outbreak has created a number of unprecedented challenges to individuals, families and companies..

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And the Beat Goes On: Stutman Law Continues Its Success in Arbitration in 2020

Stutman Law’s attorneys have been resolving cases in Arbitration Forums, Inc. for years and have..

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Celebrating 25 Years of Stutman Law

It is important to share good news, especially during times of great difficulty. Stutman Law..

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Boat Owner Could Not Escape Liability Under U.S. Maritime Law’s Limitation of Liability Act

Stutman Law recently secured a favorable settlement for the insurer of a South Carolina marina..

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Stutman Law’s COVID-19 Continuity Plan

As our country continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our..

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Alert: Explosion in North Carolina

A significant explosion occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. at a hydrogen fuel plant in western..

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Stutman Law Obtains Victory for Subrogated Carriers in Kitec Class Action Settlement

For several years, Stutman Law has actively negotiated with counsel involved in the Kitec class..

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PA Supreme Court Slams The Door Shut On Direct Lawsuits By Workers’ Compensation Insurers

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Chen v. Kamara (Hartford Ins. Grp. on Behalf of..

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Eliminates Future Credit for Medical Benefits in Workers’ Compensation Third Party Settlements

The recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision of Witmoyer v. WCAB (Mountain Country Meats) directly affects..

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Implied Co-Insured Rule Rejected in Connecticut

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled in Amica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Muldowney, 328 Conn…

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Ninth Circuit Refuses to Apply Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) to Subrogated Insurers’ Mass Tort Case

The Ninth Circuit rejected an argument that CAFA required removal of a mass tort action..

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Stutman Law Turns Back Attempt to Remove Mass Tort Action to Federal Court Under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA)

After filing a mass tort action on behalf of 26 insurers in the San Bernardino..

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Stutman Law Beats Arbitration and Forum Non Conveniens Allegations in Major Mass Tort Action

Stutman Law filed several mass tort litigations in Atlantic County, New Jersey, against the manufacturers..

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Getting Rid of a Thorn in the Side of Subrogation Professionals – PA Court Affirms That Workers’ Compensation Insurer Can Sue on Behalf of Injured Worker

On February 10, 2017, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in a..

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Stutman Law Curbs Attempts to Expand Made Whole Doctrine in Pennsylvania

Stutman Law was successful in curbing an attempt to expand the made whole doctrine in..

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IMPORTANT – Final Deadline for Submitting KITEC Claims

The final deadline for submitting any Kitec claims to the settlement administrator is January 9,..

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Stutman Law Files Mass Tort Actions Against Fluidmaster for 657 Claims Totaling More Than $20 Million

Stutman Law has filed mass tort actions in Federal and State court in California on..

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CA Supreme Court Rejects City of Pasadena’s Challenge to Inverse Condemnation Decision

The California Supreme Court denied a petition from the City of Pasadena to grant review..

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Mass Tort Alert – Stutman Law Preparing Mass Tort Action Against Gree

On November 29, 2016, Gree expanded its 2013 dehumidifier recall, which now encompasses approximately 2.5..

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Stutman Law Attorney Michael Wallace Featured in Claims Journal

Stutman Law attorney Michael Wallace was featured in Claims Journal for his presentation “Investigating of Subrogation..

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Trial Court Adopts Theory Advocated by Stutman Law Extending Inverse Condemnation in California

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two has issued a summary denial of..

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Stutman Law Attorney Daniel Hogan Featured in Claims Journal

Stutman Law attorney Daniel Hogan was featured in Claims Journal for his Spontaneous Combustion presentation..

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Roundtable Discussions From New Loss Through Trial

Roundtable discussions provide the opportunity to share ideas and develop game plans for subrogation cases…

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Appeal filed in Uponor Class Action

As we previously reported, the Stutman Firm was involved in the Uponor class action in..

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Class Action Settlement Threatens Carriers’ Subrogation Rights

Stutman Law has obtained a significant benefit for subrogated insurers in a class action lawsuit..

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Water Heater Supply Failures on the Rise

Stainless steel braided water heater supply lines contain an inherent design defect which causes them..

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Recovering on Water Supply Line Losses Through Aggregation

Among the most common inhome water-related losses are those caused by failures of plumbing supply..

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Mass Torts: Having Economies of Scale Work in Your Favor

The majority of homeowner property damage claims in the United States involve damages that range..

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Show Me the Evidence! Inspecting Evidence that Does Not Belong to You

Evidence retention and preservation are often done as a matter of course in losses that..

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Just When You Thought You Didn’t Need an Expert… Damages!

Supporting a claim with competent expert testimony is essential to recovery. The right expert can..

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Fire Spread Claims: Persistence Leads to Recovery

After the fire trucks leave and only smoking embers remain, the challenge of recovery begins…

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Persistence Leads to Recovery in Arson Fires

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 43% of the 67,504 arson offenses reported in..

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Pyrolysis – A Viable Recovery Theory

Pyrolysis is the chemical decomposition of organic material caused by extended exposure to heat. When..

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