Arbitration Award – Plumbing Contractor Not Liable
Josh Patrick recently obtained an arbitration award in favor of our client, a plumbing contractor. Plaintiffs alleged that our client had negligently performed plumbing work during the home’s construction. After plaintiffs took residence, extensive leaking was discovered behind the walls of the property. The plaintiffs’ insurer paid for repairs and the resulting damage before pursuing our client on a subrogation theory. During arbitration, we successfully argued that plaintiffs failed to introduce evidence or our client’s negligence, failed to rebut our client’s testimony that the work was performed to standards, and judgment was entered in favor of our client accordingly. Josh’s case at arbitration was so convincing that the plaintiffs elected not to challenge the award, despite their right to do so and take the case to trial.