John Bee obtains a Defendant’s Verdict.

Jury Verdict – John H. Bee obtained a defendant’s verdict for the Defendant John Nagle Company, a company that supplied salmon to Captain Marden’s Seafood, Inc., a seafood market. Captain Marden’s sold the salmon to The Cottage Restaurant which grilled the salmon and served it to three people who became ill. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant Captain Marden’s supplied the restaurant with salmon contaminated with e. coli. The restaurant’s insurer commenced a subrogation action against Captain Marden’s. Plaintiff’s complaint alleged breach of implied warranty of merchantability, breach of implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and sought indemnity. Captain Marden’s brought in John Nagle Company and Admiral Fish Farm as third-party defendants, both in the supply chain of the salmon to the restaurant. The case was known as Acadia Insurance Company a/s/o Cottage Wellesley, LLC v. Captain Marden’s Seafood, Inc. v. John Nagle Company v. Admiral Fish Farm, Norfolk Superior Court, Docket No. 2015-00563-A. The case was tried from May20, 2019 – May 29, 2019 before the Honorable Diane Freniere in Norfolk Superior Court and a jury.