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Couple claims insurance carrier breached contract

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By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 28, 2019


WHEELING — A couple is suing an insurance carrier, citing alleged breach of contract.

Myron and Susan West filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against Allstate Insurance Company alleging that it denied coverage of claims against terms of their insurance policy.

According to the complaint, the Wests allege that on Feb. 25, 2017, while their property was insured by the defendant, they discovered property damage to their home located at 9951 National Road in Valley Grove. Initially, the defendant acknowledged their claim—on Sept. 26, 2017—but it made no further attempt to resolve, investigate or otherwise adjust the claim.

The plaintiffs hold Allstate Insurance Company responsible because it allegedly misrepresented facts relating to coverage and issues, failed to acknowledge and act promptly, failed to provide certified copy of the policy as required by the court, failed to implement prompt and proper investigation of claims and failed to affirm or deny coverage in a timely manner.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant for compensatory and punitive damages, costs incurred, attorneys' fees, expenses, interest and further relief as the Court deems proper. They are represented by James G. Bordas III and Erica Cross Conti of Bordas & Bordas PLLC in Wheeling.

Ohio County Circuit Court Case number 19-C-29

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