Arson can be defined as the deliberate and malicious act of burning or setting fire to one's property. In addition, insurance carriers routinely assert arson as a defense to prevent having to pay their obligations under a policy of insurance with their insured.
This week, Logan-Thompson, P.C. is eager to congratulate Attorney, Robert Norred, on the positive outcome of an ongoing civil arson case that occurred in Polk County. In this particular case, our client regrettably woke up to her store, which had been her life, up in violent flames. Investigators quickly discovered that the fire was no accident but completely intentional as there were several strategically placed propane tanks throughout the inside of the store to cause the ignition. When the insurance carrier claimed that our client had the motive and the opportunity to set this fire and refused to pay the claim, our client's only option was trial.
In a six day trial, Norred made sure justice was served in the outcome of the situation and our client ended with a compensatory judgment of $800,000 against the carrier and the jury awarded another $267,000 of punitive damage against the carrier. Congratulations, Rob.