The dispute arose in connection with a claim brought by Vector Group LLC, of the city of Kaluga, a distributor of well-known household chemical, perfume and cosmetics producers, which had accused the company of starting the fire in the warehouse both companies were renting. According to the version of Vector Group LLC, the fire started as a result of incorrect storage of gas lighters in the premises. For Vector Group LLC the third party non-intervener was SK VTB Strakhovaniye LLC, which upheld the stated claims and the version put forth by Vector Group LLC.
The Bryansk Regional Arbitrazh Court issued an award in favor of MEGAPOLIS Trading Company CJSC, confirming the approach worked out in court practice of the inadmissibility of recovering losses in the absence of general grounds of tortious liability. The Jus Aureum legal team, headed by Vadim Maklakov with the support of senior lawyer Nikita Shcherbakov, proved that the fire started for reasons not connected to the actions of MEGAPOLIS Trading Company CJSC.