General Casualty Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 592 N.W.2d 198 (Wis. 1999)03/01/1999
    Client: Defendant Automobile Manufacturer
    Outcome: Dismissal in Favor of Defendant Affirmed


An insurance company paid a vehicle owner’s claim when his car burst into flames in the driveway. The insurer filed a subrogation action against the defendant seeking to recover the money it paid to the vehicle owner.

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin affirmed the order granting summary judgment on the grounds that the economic loss doctrine applies to consumer as well as business transactions, and that plaintiff's contract claims were barred by the statute of limitations.