Spontaneous Combustion Fires Result in Over $7,000,000 in Recoveries

Spontaneous combustion fires seem illogical because they ignite without any apparent heat source, spark or flame. Moreover, they generally consume all physical evidence of fire causation and are therefore difficult to prove. Nonetheless, these fires can often be the source of large subrogation recoveries if investigated and litigated properly. In just the past three years, […]

Preventing spoliation is messy, but pays off

Usually it’s simple to prevent spoliation: identify potentially interested parties, invite them to inspect the loss site, and preserve evidence. But when the Stutman firm received a refrigerator fire loss in 2007, preventing spoliation got messy. After immediately retaining a cause and origin investigator and putting the refrigerator manufacturer on notice, we scheduled a joint […]