Landlord accuses insurer of contract breach

By Robert Hadley | Apr 5, 2016

KINGWOOD – A Preston County property owner says a lessee allowed preventable vandalism to the plaintiff's property, and that an insurance company is refusing to cover the damages.


Story Copy

KINGWOOD – A Preston County property owner says a lessee allowed preventable vandalism to its property, and that an insurance company is refusing to cover the damages.

Westridge Estate LLC filed a lawsuit March 30 in Preston Circuit Court against Preston Funeral Enterprises LLC and Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., alleging breach of contract, negligence and first-party bad faith.

According to the complaint, Westridge leased property it owns at 106 Highland Drive in Kingwood to Preston Funeral on June 24, 2014, stipulating that the property be maintained in its original condition and that liability insurance be in place. On Jan. 20, 2015, the property was vandalized, the suit says, damaging Westridge’s personal property. Although Westridge was covered by the insurance in place at the time, the plaintiff says Hartford refuses to compensate them for the damage.

Westridge seeks a jury trial punitive and compensatory damages, interest, and litigation fees. It is represented by attorney Lance E. Rollo of Morgantown.

Judge Lawrance S. Miller Jr. is assigned to the case.

Preston Circuit Court Case number 16-C-69

Want to get notified whenever we write about Preston Circuit Court ?

Sign-up Next time we write about Preston Circuit Court , we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

Preston Circuit Court

More News

The Record Network