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Business settles with landlord for $1.5 million over trash fires

A business reached a $1.5 million settlement with its landlord on property damage claims from trash fires, according to its attorney.

Brett Votava of Votava Nantz & Johnson in Kansas City said the plaintiff business suffered fire and smoke damage from trash fires that the plaintiff’s landlord started on its property.

Votava said experts put the damages at more than $1.2 million.

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Property damage

Venue: Jackson County Circuit Court at Independence

Case Number/Date: Confidential/March 4, 2020

Plaintiff’s Experts: Mike Higgins, Morrison, Colorado (fire); William Rogers, Prairie Village, Kansas (accounting, damages, economics); Nathan Bell, Hollister, Missouri (horticulture)

Caption: Confidential

Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Brett Votava and Todd Johnson, Votava Nantz & Johnson, Kansas City

Defendant’s Attorneys: Philip Davidson and Jay Skolaut, Hinkle Law Firm, Wichita, Kansas