State Farm General Insurance Company v. Hobbs, et al.
Facts: Subrogation action by landlord’s insurance company against our clients, tenants who allegedly burned down property they were renting by improperly disposing of cigarettes.
Result: We prevailed on a motion for summary judgment. We argued that because the landlord and our clients intended for the landlord’s fire insurance policy to benefit all parties, our clients were not responsible for the negligently caused fire damage, and the landlord’s insurer could not subrogate against our clients.
Note: RJM wrote the motion; FTT argued.