Attorneys may begin taking depositions this summer in a lawsuit filed by insurance companies seeking to recover money they paid to cover property and vehicle losses in the 2014 Rising Eagle Road Fire.
The lawsuit was filed in 2016 against a Mazama couple whom the insurance companies claim caused the fire through their alleged negligence in maintaining a utility trailer.
Attorneys expect to take depositions from fire investigators and to gather other evidence this summer, said Scott Samuelson, an attorney representing the Mazama couple sued in the Rising Eagle case. Samuelson said difficulty in traveling to this area during the winter had contributed to the delay in taking depositions.
The Rising Eagle Road lawsuit is a subrogation lawsuit, a process used by insurance companies to recover damages. There is no dollar amount named in the lawsuit.
No trial date has been set, said Samuelson.