Flinders Aluminum Fabrication Corporation burned to the ground on the night of November 16. George Avery, an employee of the plant, died inside. Plaintiff Arthur Jackson, the sole stock holder of the company, has filed a civil action law suit to recover the $1,667,000 in damages owed from the policy issued by defendant Mismo Fire Insurance Company. The defendant has refused to pay, claiming that the fire was the work of an arsonist, thus indicating deliberate fraud. Mismo asserts that Jackson conspired with others to burn the plant in order to collect what was promised in the insurance policy.
This breach-of-contract case file has four witnesses for both the plaintiff and the defendant. A CD with videos of the fire, deposition statements, and a PowerPoint presentation is included.
A companion criminal case file, State v. Jackson, involves the charge of arson against Arthur Jackson.
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Case Summary & Special Instructions
Marie C. Williams
Exhibit 1: Mismo Fire Insurance Policy
Exhibit 2: Olsen Field Report
Exhibit 3: Olsen Report of Supplemental Investigation
Exhibit 4: Olsen Bureau Report
Exhibit 5: Olsen Memorandum
Exhibit 6: Olsen Resume
Exhibit 7: Flinders Floor Plan (1st floor)
Exhibit 8: Flinders Floor Plan (2nd floor)
Exhibit 9: Flinders Floor Plan (3rd floor)
Exhibit 10: Flinders Floor Plan (4th floor)
Exhibit 11: Photograph of Flinders Pre-Fire
Exhibit 12: Photograph of Flinders Post-Fire
Exhibit 13: Photograph of Fass Meatpacking Co.
Exhibit 14: Photograph of Yaphank Co.
Exhibit 15: George Avery Resume
Exhibit 16: George Avery Photograph
Exhibit 17: Photograph of Avery Body Outline
Exhibit 18: Avery Check
Exhibit 19: Autopsy Report
Exhibit 20: Autopsy Diagram (front-rear)
Exhibit 21: Autopsy Diagram (hand)
Exhibit 22: Autopsy Diagram (side)
Exhibit 23: Accelerant Analysis Report
Exhibit 24: Report of David Pinkus
Exhibit 25: Pinkus Curriculum Vitae
Exhibit 26: Video of Flinders Fire (on CD)
Exhibit 27: Video of Yaphank Fire (on CD)
Exhibit 28: Video of Fass Fire (on CD)
Exhibit 29: Anderson Bank Memo
Exhibit 30: Email to Janice Jackson from Arthur Jackson
Exhibit 31: Email to Arthur Jackson from Janice Jackson
Exhibit 32: Email to Arthur Jackson from Sonia Peterson
Exhibit 33: Resume of Sonia Peterson
Exhibit 34: Email to Sonia Peterson from Arthur Jackson
Exhibit 35: Emails between Matthew Korn and Jack Darnell
Exhibit 36: Pinkus Memorandum
Exhibit 37: Excerpt from NFPA Guide 921
Special Impeachment Problems
Special Exhibit Problems
Thumbnails of Powerpoint Slides