Lloyd's of London has sued the owner of a Mission Hill apartment building over a 2014 fire, apparently caused by a rooftop barbecue, to recover the money it had to pay out to the owners of a neighboring building.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Lloyd's said it paid $79,434.70 to the owners of 25 Wigglesworth for damage from what turned into a two-alarm fire on June 30.
Lloyd's says the landlord was negligent in:
a. causing or allowing grills to be used in an unsafe manner;
b. allowing use of grills on its rooftop deck;
c. failing to ensure that fire extinguishers or other suppression means were accessible to tenants in case of a fire; and/or
d. otherwise causing or allowing an uncontrolled fire to occur.
The insurer is seeking reimbursement for its payments, plus interests, costs and attorneys' fees.