White And Williams Obtains Pre-Suit Settlement In Dehumidifier Fire Case

In May of 2014, a fire destroyed a large home in Ellicott City, Maryland. White and Williams LLP’s investigators identified a Chinese-manufactured dehumidifier as the point of origin. Thereafter, investigators conducted a destructive examination and took x-rays of the dehumidifier to identify a defective part that caused the dehumidifier to overheat and start the fire. After investigators identified the defect in the dehumidifier, Karon Martin, a partner in the Subrogation Department, aggressively pursued the manufacturer and was able to secure a pre-suit settlement of the claim for a figure in the high six figures.


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