Case against ‘reckless’ smoker survives summary judgment – Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly


Expert opinion on the cause of the fire is accepted

The insurance company of the downstairs tenant of a commercial building in Boston produced sufficiently reliable expert evidence on causation to bring a negligence action against the upstairs tenant for allegedly started a fire in the premises while smoking recklessly, a federal judge ruled. Plaintiff AmGUARD insured Piattini Wine Bar, which was damaged in …

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