CHICAGO – A Chicago nail salon and its insurer are suing Complete Building Maintenance, alleging its workers started a fire while replacing the salon’s roof.

The Rainbow Nails Ltd. and American Family Mutual Insurance Co., as subrogee of Linda Le, filed a lawsuit Jan. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against Complete Building Maintenance Co., alleging negligence and breach of warranty.

According to the complaint, Complete Building and Maintenance was contracted to replace the roof on the strip mall where Rainbow Nails operated its salon on West Peterson Avenue in Chicago. As workers were replacing the roof near Rainbow Nails’ salon Nov. 15, 2013, the suit says, when they used propane torches that caused combustible materials to ignite in the plaintiff’s salon, causing extensive damage.

The plaintiffs seek a jury trial and damages of more than $100,000. They are represented by attorneys John E. Flaherty and Cozen O’Connor of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L00637

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