Stutman Law obtained a significant seven-figure recovery in a multi-party litigation in Rhode Island. The case involved a fire caused by a cooking appliance in a commercial kitchen. Investigators determined that the fire spread into the exhaust system/ductwork and then to the rest of the building, before spreading to the insured’s adjoining building.
Stutman Law filed a lawsuit against the restaurant, adjacent building owner and hood cleaning company for the restaurant. Lawsuits were also brought against additional parties including the companies that serviced and maintained the suppression and sprinkler systems for the restaurant. The defendants argued the case on both liability and damages grounds. Aggressive litigation by attorneys at Stutman Law prompted the defendants to agree to a mediation, which resulted in a recovery in excess of $1 million for Stutman Law’s client.