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Safeco Insur. Co. v. Mobile Power and Light Co., Inc.
Citation:810 So.2d 756 (Ala. 2001)
After a fire in 1994 heavily damaged their home, Audrey and Brenda Loyd hired Mobile Power and Light Company, Inc. (defendant) to repair the electrical system. A second fire started in the panel box and damaged the Loyds home in early 1996, after which the Loyds hired a different company to repair the electrical system, which involved replacing a fused disconnect. After a second fire in August 1996, the Loyds and their insurance company, Safeco Insurance Company (plaintiff), sued the defendant for negligently repairing the electrical wiring and causing the August 1996 fire. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment after submitting evidence that its work on the Loyds house had conformed to the National Electrical Code and passed multiple inspections.
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