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Insurance company alleges T&E Flooring caused fire at Tornado home, seeks $400,000

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By Carrie Bradon | Sep 5, 2019

CHARLESTON – An insurance company is seeking thousands from a Bruno contractor over allegations it caused a fire in a Tornado home.

Twin City Fire Insurance Co., as subrogee of Stanley and Naoma Bailey, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Timothy Martin, doing business as T&E Flooring, alleging negligence and breach of contract.

The suit states that the Baileys retained the defendant to renovate a room in their Tornado home prior to Jan. 20, 2018. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant was negligent by failing to properly dispose of staining rags in a fire-resistant container and as a result, a fire resulted and damaged the Bailey residence. 

The plaintiff alleges it paid more than $400,000 to the Baileys per their policy of insurance for the fire damages.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $400,000, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Aaron C. Boone of Bowles Rice LLP in Parkersburg.

The case has been assigned to Judge Louis King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-724 

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