Brief Description of Case:
This is a subrogation action to recover insurance benefits paid for property damage which resulted from a fire that occurred on October 9, 2014. The fire allegedly occurred when combustible roof material ignited in the space adjacent to an exhaust hood duct extending from a commercial stove hood to the roof of the subject premises. Our client, Grease Killers, Inc., is a contractor who specializes in commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning, and cleaned the stove hoods and ducts at the subject premises prior to the date of the fire.
Court or Jury’s Decision and Reasoning:
The Court granted Grease Killers, Inc., summary judgment motion and found: (1) that Grease Killers established its prima facie entitlement to dismissal of plaintiff’s claims under common law negligence; (2) that as no party came forward with any evidence raising a triable issue of fact in opposition to Grease Killers’ motion for summary judgment, the complaint and cross claim against it are dismissed.