Megan Ferris

In April 2019, MacMillan Scholz & Marks Shareholder, Megan Ferris, successfully defended two siding subcontractors against a $300,000 lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court. The case involved the plaintiff-insurer’s subrogation claim for damages following a fire at a four-plex apartment. The siding installers’ nail hit a concealed electrical wire in an inaccessible part of the four-plex’s attic, resulting in a fire and property damage. Plaintiff paid its insured almost $300,000 as a result of the fire, and pursued this lawsuit in an attempt to recover damages from the siding installers. Ms. Ferris’ clients disputed all liability and argued, among other things, it was not industry standard for siding installers to investigate a property’s concealed electrical wiring system before installing siding. After a four-day trial, the jury returned a defense verdict in favor of both defendants.