Roscoe Construction’s insurer sues fire protection company

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A Waterville construction company’s insurer is suing a Dartmouth fire protection company for a $301,458.94 claim settlement, reports The Chronicle Herald.

Plaintiff Intact Insurance Co. alleged in documents filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court Tuesday that it was obliged to pay the settlement as the insurer of co-plaintiff, Roscoe Construction Ltd. According to court documents, Roscoe was contracted in 2007 by the Annapolis Valley Health to do renovations on the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.

During those renovations, the plaintiffs alleged that a joint failed in a sprinkler system installed in the hospital in 1992 by defendant Viking Fire Protection Inc. The failure caused extensive water damage to ongoing and completed renovations, the plaintiffs alleged.

The plaintiffs alleged the damages were caused solely by the negligence of the defendant. They are also seeking interest and costs. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

The defendant has 15 days to file a defense to the plaintiffs’ notice of action.

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