Tennessee court rules against insurers in huge wildfire liability lawsuit

Tennessee court rules against insurers in huge wildfire liability lawsuit

A three-judge panel of the Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Wolf Tree Inc (Wolf), an electric company’s vegetation-management contractor taken to court by insurers over an estimated $45 million in claims by homeowners and businesses from two wildfires in the state’s Great Smoky Mountains.

According to Reuters, the 20 insurers involved in the case – including various affiliates of Allstate, American Family Insurance, Cincinnati Insurance, Farmers Insurance Exchange, Liberty Mutual, MetLife, Safeco, State Farm, and USAA – were represented by Matthew Evans of Kay|Griffin in Knoxville, Mark Grotefeld and Jonathan Tofilon of Grotefeld

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