Motorist says insurance company unfairly denied her claim

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 25, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A motorist is suing licensed insurers, citing alleged common law bad faith.

Brittni R. Ash filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Huntington Division against Progressive Classic Insurance Company and Progressive Auto, alleging that they wrongfully denied her claim for comprehensive coverage because the policy had lapsed before receipt of payment.

According to the complaint, Ash alleges that on Sept. 26, 2017, she was involved in a single automobile crash that caused extensive damage to the insured vehicle. Subsequently, she made a claim for the loss. Due to the defendant's conduct, Ash was unable to repair her vehicle and could not go to work. 

The plaintiff holds Progressive Classic Insurance Company and Progressive Auto responsible because they allegedly refused to pay the full damages due under the policy.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, attorney's fees, costs and expenses, and such other and further relief deemed just and proper. She is represented by Jason J. Stemple of Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs PLLC in Huntington.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Huntington Division Case number 3:18-cv-01507

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