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Bartlett’s Florida Team Wins Another Defense Verdict

Please join us in congratulating our Florida team of Marybeth Cullinan, Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo and Xiomara L. Cruz for winning another defense verdict on behalf of one of Bartlett’s insurance company clients. In this instance, the Plaintiffs/Homeowners claimed that their property sustained substantial damage from a one-time discharge of water from a drain line.  Following a week-long jury trial in Broward County, the jury deliberated for less than an hour before delivering a verdict for our client. Prior to trial, the Plaintiffs had rejected a reasonable offer as well as a proposal for settlement. In response the plaintiffs furnished an exorbitant estimate to renovate the entire house. With attorney’s fees and a multiplier, the potential exposure was in excess of $500,000.00. By virtue of the verdict, the Plaintiffs will now receive nothing, and our client will be pursuing its defense fees and costs. Complete victory for our insurance carrier client. Great job Marybeth, Jorge & Xiomara!