Valley Grove man accuses Westfield Insurance of breach

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Mar 5, 2019

WHEELING — A homeowner is suing Westfield Insurance Company, citing breach of insurance policy in the agency's alleged failure to provide proper coverage.

Charles Howard Patterson filed a complaint against the licensed insurer in Ohio Circuit Court, alleging that Westfield denied his claim for damages to his home. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that in September 2017 he discovered property damage to his home at 9929 National Road in Valley Grove. At the time of the incident, the insurance policy issued by the defendant was in full force and effect, according to the suit, but Patterson was compelled to retain an attorney to pursue his claim to recover the benefits that were due to him.

The plaintiff holds Westfield Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to conduct reasonable investigation before refusing to pay his claim. Patterson requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, general and punitive damages, plus costs, attorney's fees, interest and such other just and proper relief. He is represented by James G. Bordas III and Erica Cross Conti of Bordas & Bordas PLLC in Wheeling.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 19-C-11

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