2012 High School Mock Trial Case
Tony Morganelli v Sandstone Insurance Group
This case is set in Longstreet, South Carolina. On August 14, 2007, Big Tony’s BBQ Restaurant, owned by Tony Morganelli, burned and was completely destroyed.  Tony Morganelli claims that an intruder charged into the restaurant after hours and demanded money from the register. In the ensuing struggle, Tony claims that the restaurant burned down.
Tony filed a claim with his/her insurance company, Sandstone Insurance Group, or Sandstone. Sandstone denied the claim, stating essentially that it believes the fire was set by Tony. They claim that when a local textile plant closed the restaurant lost a significant amount of business, and Tony burned the restaurant down to claim the insurance proceeds and defraud Sandstone.