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Ohio County property owner claims insurance company breached contract


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 23, 2019

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WHEELING — A property owner is suing an insurance company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Jackie Naumann filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company alleging that the defendant breached its duty to conduct reasonable investigation and provide compensation arising under plaintiff claims for insurance coverage.

According to the complaint, on March 2017, Naumann discovered that her property was damaged and reported it to State Farm. On Nov. 13, 2017, State Farm acknowledged her claims.However, Naumann claims, despite making timely claims under her insurance policy, State Farm allegedly did not conduct investigation in order to fully compensate her for the damages. 

The plaintiff holds State Farm Fire and Casualty Company responsible because it allegedly refusied to pay her claims without conducting a reasonable investigation into them and failed to adopt and implement reasonable standards for the prompt and proper investigation of claims arising under insurance policies.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory, general and punitive damages, costs incurred, attorneys' fees, expenses and pre- and post-judgment interest on all amounts until monies are fully tendered. She is represented by James G. Bordas III and Erica Cross Conti of Bordas & Bordas, PLLC in Wheeling.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 19-C-28

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