WHEELING – An insurance company is
suing to recover a payout it made to a restaurant after a fire that occurred due the defendant's alleged negligence.
Nationwide Property & Casualty
Insurance Company filed the suit May 16 in Ohio Circuit Court against
Sheffield Fire & Safety Inc.
The suit says that on May 25, 2014, a fire broke out at the
Silver Chopsticks in Wheeling. According to the claim, Sheffield Fire had installed a fire
suppression system in 2009, and while it should have contained the
fire, it allegedly did not, and the fire spread, resulting in the
loss of the business.
Not only did Nationwide pay $74,062 to
the restaurant for its damages, but it also paid the $1,000 deductible
due to Sheffield's alleged negligence, for a total of $75,062.65, the suit says.
In addition to a trial by jury,
Nationwide seeks judgment of compensatory damages in the amount of
$75,062.65, plus interest, legal expenses and other relief the court
deems proper. It is represented by Melissa K. Oliverio of the Law
Offices of Khan & Skeens in Morgantown.
Ohio Circuit Court Case number 16-C-146