Mexican restaurant sues insurers over fire coverage

By Beth Henry-Vance | Sep 12, 2013

PARKERSBURG - A Mexican restaurant is suing insurance companies over coverage following a fire.

Las Trancas Mexican Restaurant Inc., Martin Arrellano of Vienna and Las Trancas Mexican Restaurant – Buckhannon Inc. filed a lawsuit on Aug. 1 in the Circuit Court of Wood County against Shamrock CNA – Continental Casualty, Valley Forge Insurance Co., Traveler's Insurance Co. and Doe Insurance Co., citing a breach of contract.

The plaintiffs say they had insurance policies through the defendants when a fire occurred on Aug. 1, 2011, at their restaurant in Buckhannon.

They say Valley Forge Insurance Co. paid partial claims on the loss, but the plaintiffs' claims have yet to be resolved.

The plaintiffs are seeking an undetermined amount in damages. They are being represented by Marietta, Ohio, attorney John E. Triplett Jr.

The defendants removed the case to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Aug. 30. They argue the case belongs in federal court because of the diversity of the parties involved and because the amount in controversy exceeds a $75,000 threshold.

Circuit Court of Wood County Case No. 13-C-297.

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