Complex Litigation

Scott Toomey and Daniel Kain of Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly LLP’s Philadelphia office, received a unanimous defense verdict in a fire subrogation case on behalf of Pep Boys


The litigation arose out of a December 27, 2012 fire in a commercial warehouse located in Patterson, New Jersey.  The combined subrogation and uninsured damages amounted to approximately $1.3 million.  Plaintiffs alleged that Pep Boys performed a negligent radiator replacement service on a Chevy van causing a battery cable to become abraded and short, igniting a fire.  The jury accepted Pep Boy’s evidence that its service was proper, the battery cable was properly routed, and it could not have caused the fire.