Stutman Law Obtains $710,000 Verdict Against Broan-Nutone

A federal court jury in Syracuse, NY determined that a bathroom exhaust fan manufactured by Broan-Nutone was defective and a caused a fire at a daycare center in Victor, New York.   Thomas Paolini and Thomas Underwood from Stutman Law’s New Jersey office tried the case. On September 17, 2009, a fire destroyed the Jack & […]

Stutman Law obtains jury verdict for $1,250,000 on case rejected by two prior subrogation law firms

The insured leased part of a very large warehouse to a tire recycling company. The tire recycling company then stored tires on the loading dock and within the building. Vandals set fire to trash on the loading dock, which spread to the tires. Although the Fire Department responded promptly, they were unable to control the […]

Manufacturer of freezer door pays $1 million even though insured hit door with forklift

The insured, who owned a large freezer warehouse, bought electrically heated sliding freezer doors for the truck bays at their warehouse. The doors, which contained a nichrome heating wire in the perimeter of the door, were designed not to freeze when closed. Discovery revealed that the company that made the heated freezer doors had no […]

Summary Judgment filed by Stutman Law leads to a $1.1 million recovery in a New York building collapse case

In 2007, a one story commercial building collapsed into an active construction site. The collapse occurred as contractors were performing excavation and underpinning work on a construction site that was adjacent to the collapsed building. The New York City Building Department subsequently determined that the collapsed building was unsafe and ordered that it be razed. […]

Improper installation to blame for fire in pellet stove

A fire inside a residential home in New York was caused by a pellet stove that was improperly installed in the home some 20+ years before the fire. The original installer could not be identified but Stutman Law’s attorneys obtained a 65% recovery against the contractor who made repairs to the stove several months before […]

Waiver doesn’t protect defendant from recovery for water damage

An insured on the second floor of a 20-story building in New York City suffered damages from a flood emanating from a floor above. In particular, a break in a ‘T’ connection in the sprinkler system on the vacant third floor led to the flood and damaged the floors below. The ensuing water went undetected […]

Drug user caused sprinkler discharge damage to hotel

Stutman Law investigated a sprinkler system activation in a hotel in New York which was caused by a guest who was an apparent drug user. Through coordination with police, Stutman Law established that the hotel guest’s actions constituted negligence for which insurance coverage was available under the culprit’s homeowner’s policy. Settlement of $187,441 represented 98% […]