The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reversed a finding that the owners of a garage were contributorily negligent in the case of a fire that destroyed the structure, ultimately putting the insurance company on the hook for damages.

A three-judge panel reversed the ruling of a Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas judge that plaintiffs Adam and Jennifer Kane could not recover because of their contributory negligence. A jury had found the couple 25 percent negligent and Atlantic States Insurance Co. 75 percent negligent for the destruction of the garage.

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