MOUNDSVILLE — The executrix of a deceased man's estate and a property owner are suing Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Lisa A. Pyle, executrix of the estate of Jack D. Snyder, and Trudy Snyder filed a complaint on June 7 in Marshall Circuit Court against the defendant, alleging that it breached the terms of an insurance contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on June 8, 2014, an electrical heated blanket caught fire inside the home of Jack D, Snyder and plaintiff Trudy Snyder, completely destroying the entirety of the house. At all times relevant, the Snyders were insured with a coverage limits of $152,865 and household property coverage of $107,005, the suit says. The plaintiffs holds Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly paid only $82,168.22 as payment of claims resulting from fire damage to an insured dwelling, and failed and refused to review and/or compare another estimate of the dwelling loss. As for the property loss, the defendant provided a check for only $25,000, the suit says.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant for compensatory damages and punitive damages in an amount to be determined by the court, together with attorneys' fees. They are represented by Jonathan E. Turak and Teena Y. Miller of Gold Khourey & Turak LC in Moundsville.

Marshall Circuit Court Case number 16-C-90C

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