Following a six-day jury trial in Madison County, Illinois, Baker Sterchi successfully secured a complete defense verdict for a commercial client in a case that included claims of breach of contract and negligence.
Plaintiffs alleged a sunroom installation company negligently installed a residential sunroom causing water damage that necessitated the house be stripped to its stud and ultimately resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. The defense countered that the Plaintiffs refused to work with our client after attempts to repair the damage, as the Plaintiffs insisted on a “guarantee” that there would never be mold in the house, despite two negative mold tests in the first year after the incident.
At trial, Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $600,000. The case resulted in a complete defense verdict.