Economic Loss Doctrine Bars Subrogated Insurer’s Tort Claims, Judge Finds

(December 24, 2015, 12:32 PM EST) -- CHICAGO — The economic loss doctrine precludes a subrogated insurer’s negligence and products liability claims because the claims seek to recover for incidental and foreseeable property damage caused by a subcontractor’s allegedly defective product, an Illinois federal judge ruled Dec. 21 (Harleysville Lake States Insurance Co. as subrogee of 325 Union, LLC v. Superior One Electric, Inc. and Schneider Electric USA, Inc., No. 14-747, N.D. Ill.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169943).

(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #69-160108-012Z.)

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