Commercial building owner sues Nationwide General Insurance, charging breach of policy

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 9, 2018

CHARLESTON — A commercial building owner is suing Nationwide General Insurance Co., et al, licensed insurers, citing alleged breach of insurance policy.

Peggy Cox filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they breached their common law duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 28, 2018, she discovered that her commercial building had been severely damaged by the removal of copper wire and other fixtures. Plaintiff submitted a claim for the covered loss under the policy issued by defendant, for which she had been regularly paying premiums. The plaintiff holds Nationwide General Insurance Co., et al responsible because despite accepting premium payments, the defendants refused to pay for plaintiff's loss.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, with interest, costs and attorney's fees. She is represented by Brent K. Kesner of Kesner & Kesner PLLC in Charleston and Robert V. Berthold of Berthold Law Offices in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 18-C-1337

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