Defense Verdict for Duct Cleaning Service client for Fred Lachat in Catastrophic 2.7 Million Restaurant Fire Loss

A 14 day trial before a Chester County, PA, jury resulted in a defense verdict for Philadelphia partner, Fred Lachat. The jury returned a verdict finding our duct cleaning service client was negligent, but not finding that the negligence was a factual cause of the fire. Fred retained cause and origin experts who were able to refute plaintiffs’ contentions that a flash kitchen fire ignited accumulated grease in the kitchen exhaust system. The jury agreed with defense contentions that cause was “undetermined.” Case: Evans v Semper Fi Powerwash, Chester County Court of Common Pleas.