Estate administrator claims insurance company breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 28, 2019

WHEELING — An estate administrator is suing a licensed insurer, citing alleged breach of insurance policy.

Jodie Megale, administrator of the estate of Sarah Reed and Joseph Reed, filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against State Farm Fire & Casualty Company alleging that it breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the daughter of Sarah Reed and Joseph Reed. She alleges that in July 2017, she discovered property damage to her parents' home at 823 Wildlife Road in Valley Grove. She reported the same to the defendant on Oct. 30, 2017, and was assigned a claim number. As a result of the defendant's actions, she was compelled to retain an attorney to pursue her claim. 

The plaintiff holds State Farm Fire & Casualty Company responsible because it allegedly denied coverage for the property damage to her parents' home without any proper investigation.

The plaintiff seeks all damages, with interest, costs, attorney's fees and expenses and such other lawful relief. She is represented by James G. Bordas III and Erica Cross Conti of Bordas & Bordas PLLC in Wheeling.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 18-C-290

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