MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT OBTAINS FULL REIMBURSEMENT IN SUBROGATION ACTION FOR WATER INTRUSION DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $744,000
Roncelli, Inc. and Amerisure Partners Insurance Company v Bumler Mechanical, Inc. and Secura Insurance, Oakland County Circuit Court (2020). We filed suit on behalf of Roncelli, Inc., individually and as assignee of William Beaumont Hospital and Amerisure Partners Insurance Company, individually and as subrogee of Roncelli, Inc. and as assignee of William Beaumont Hospital, against Bumler Mechanical, Inc. and Secura Insurance to recover $744,952.09 in damages incurred from a water intrusion event at the East Medical Building at the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Roncelli had contracted with Beaumont to install new HVAC and duct work in the East Medical Building and subcontracted the mechanical HVAC work to Bumler Mechanical. During the course of the project, a water leak occurred causing damage to the eight story East Medical Building. Roncelli repaired the damages incurring costs of $744,952.09. Expert investigation and discovery determined that the leak was through an outlet in piping installed by Bumler and was the responsibility of Bumler. Following a facilitation, the matter was resolved with Bumler and its insurer, Secura, reimbursing Roncelli and Amerisure for the entire damage amount of $744,952.09.