Judge Dismisses Subrogated Insurer’s Negligence Claim Against Subcontractor

(March 21, 2016, 11:43 AM EDT) -- HAMMOND, Ind. — A carpentry subcontractor is not liable for damages sustained as a result of a fire caused by a roof-heating cable because the subcontractor did not have any role in the installation of the roof-heating cable, an Indiana federal judge held March 16, granting summary judgment to the subcontractor on a subrogated insurer’s negligence claim (Bankers Standard Insurance Co. as subrogee of Jerry and Norma Ferguson v. Coplen Construction, Inc., et al., No. 13-214, N.D. Ind.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33573).

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