Supporting Fire Scene Spoliation Motions With NFPA 921

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT) -- When investigating the origin and cause of a fire, perhaps the single most important evidence is the fire scene itself. Given this reality, it is surprising how often insurance companies fail to give subrogation targets the opportunity to conduct their own inspection of the fire scene. Frequently, especially when dealing with fire-related losses less than $250,000, the insurance company will authorize the cleanup and repair of a fire scene before the subrogation target is even given notice of the fire.

This practice is unfair and puts...
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