Vermont High Court Upholds Jury’s Decision To Award No Damages For Home Oil Spill

(September 18, 2023, 11:40 AM EDT) -- MONTPELIER, Vt. — A jury’s decision not to award damages to a homeowner for a spill of home heating oil in her basement was not inconsistent with its findings that the heating company was the proximate cause of her injury because the jury found that the homeowner failed to meet her burden of proving damages by a preponderance of the evidence, the Vermont Supreme Court found Sept. 15 in affirming a trial court’s decision to deny the homeowner’s motion for a new trial....

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