A Scott County jury ruled an insulation company and a contractor were negligent in connection with a fire that burned down a $3 million house in Bettendorf. The fire took place in November 2006, not long after Michael and Mary Humes moved in.

The suit said the house was improperly insulated and that burning insulation was the cause of the fire. The Quad City Times is reporting that Adolphson Insulation and Tom Faulhaber Custom Homes together are required to pay $3.2 million to American International Insurance. That company brought suit on behalf of the homeowners. Several other companies initially were named in the suit but settled and were dismissed.

By Phil Roberts, Davenport