Waiver of Subrogation no bar to pursuit of careless smoker

A multi-story retirement residence for senior citizens located in Connecticut sustained significant fire and water damage when a resident’s relative extinguished a cigarette in a potted plant on an exterior balcony. Stutman Law filed suit against several contractors involved in the design and construction of the building. Despite the existence of a waiver of subrogation and other contractual bars, Stutman Law attorneys obtained a major six-figure settlement in an early mediation, before a single deposition was taken.

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