Landlord and Tenant Blame Each Other for Sprinkler Malfunction

What Happened: A pharmaceutical company used the warehouse it sublet to store its drug products. But the warehouse sprinkler system went haywire and inflicted $265,110 in damage to the products. The company sued the landlord and tenant. Naturally, each side blamed the other and filed cross claims—that is, claims pitting one defendant in a lawsuit against the other.

Ruling: The Delaware court refused to grant summary judgment to either side and ordered a trial instead.

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