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Lessee of Oak Hill property alleges insurer has failed to pay claim for fire damages

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 15, 2018

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CHARLESTON – A man alleges his insurer has failed to pay his claim for damages from a January property fire.

Adam Richardson, individually and on behalf of his three minor children A.R, M.R. and L.R., filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and Mark Kendro alleging breach of contract and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 18, a fire erupted at plaintiff's leased Oak Hill residence, causing severe damage to the residence and to plaintiff's personal properties. Following the loss, the plaintiff alleges he timely submitted a claim for insurance benefits due under the Metlife insurance policy issued by the defendants. 

The plaintiff holds Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and Kendro responsible because despite plaintiff' cooperation with defendants' investigation, the defendants failed to accept his claim and have failed to pay the losses and damages to his personal property and additional living expenses.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, together with interest and all other relief that is just and proper. He is represented by Brent K. Kesner, Ernest G. Hentschel and Shawn C. Gillispie of Kesner & Kesner PLLC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer F. Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-127

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