In an insurance dispute involving a 2006 residential fire, a Nassau County judge has barred the defendant insurance company from introducing the results of a computerized “fire modeling” program, which purportedly corroborate the company’s claim that the fire was deliberately set.

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company sought to introduce the testimony of a University of North Carolina at Charlotte professor regarding the findings of a Fire Dynamics Simulator model of a fire at the Bethpage home of plaintiff Albert J. Santos.

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