McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C. celebrates shareholder Kate McDonald and associate Trip Nistico’s jury verdict on behalf of a national construction company against a homeowner. This marks Kate’s second jury verdict in favor of her clients within two months.
In this case, the defendant was contracted by the homeowner’s association to remove and replace the exterior cladding, windows and doors on a condominium building. When the defendant was performing its work in January, a pipe burst resulting in water damage to the plaintiff’s unit. A claim was made by the plaintiff against the homeowner’s policy for that unit, as directed by the homeowner’s association, and subsequently for interior distress, which the plaintiff alleged was due to the defendant’s scope of work. The defendant resolved the subrogation claims with the homeowner’s policy carrier, and the plaintiff was seeking damages in addition to the benefits received under the policy, including noneconomic damages.
After deliberation, the jury ruled in favor of the defendant, McConaughy & Sarkissian, P.C.’s client, finding that it was not negligent.