Pre-Suit Dismissal of $10 million Building Collapse Claim

In February 2017, our client received notice of a $10 million subrogation claim. The claim arose after several warehouses, which our client had built for a tobacco manufacturer, collapsed during a snow storm. Attorneys Grant Lingg and Scott Samuelson headed up an investigation, which revealed that the manufacturer had caused the collapse by attaching heavy equipment to the warehouses’ structural beams. Upon receiving the investigation findings, the insurer abandoned the claim against our client.