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Woman sues Allied Van Lines for property damage

By From staff reports | Jan 24, 2018

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WHEELING – A woman is suing Allied Van Lines after she claims her personal property was damaged during a move from Alabama to West Virginia.

John Fayard Moving & Storage was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On Dec. 14 and 15, 2015, the defendants successfully loaded Elizabeth Dzingeleski’s personal property, antiques and other items from her former residence in Alabama and delivered them to West Virginia, according to a complaint filed Dec. 15 in Ohio Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Jan. 9.

Dzingeleski claims her items were not unpacked until on or after Dec. 21, 2015, when she discovered numerous damages to her property.

The plaintiff’s person property damages included a broken/damaged night table and a filing cabinet; broken plastic totes; deep scratches/gouges in wood on night stands; broken glass table top; broken computer desk; scratches to eight tract tapes, old movies and musicals; missing CDs; a missing laptop; a broken shredder; a hole in the wall from the defendant moving furniture and belongings into the home; damages to antique cameras; and broken china.

Dzingeleski claims the defendants caused her to suffer damages to her personal property, including property of sentimental value, antique value and family heirlooms. She also suffered damages for annoyance, inconvenience and a loss of use, diminution in value and aggravation.

Dzingeleski is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Ronald W. Zavolta and Jordan M. Laird of Zavolta Law.

The defendants are represented by Trisha R. Hudkins of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 5:18-cv-00002

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