MOUNDSVILLE — A Moundsville man is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of an insurance contract.
William Garamella filed a lawsuit Oct. 24 in Marshall Circuit Court against Combined Insurance Company of America, alleging refusal to comply with contractual obligations.
According to the complaint, shortly after closure of Garamella's workers' compensation benefits, he filed a disability insurance claim with the defendant after an injury he suffered Aug. 31, 2015. The suit says he remains unable to work and has not received total disability income coverage benefits from Combined Insurance.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant has refused to pay his total disability income coverage benefits to which he is entitled and he has not received workers' compensation benefits since Jan. 29, 2016.
Garamella seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages, punitive damages, court costs attorney fees and expenses and pre-judgment interest. He is represented by attorneys Scott S. Blass and Bryan D. Pasciak of Bordas & Bordas PLLC in Wheeling.
Marshall Circuit Court Case number 16-c-202