Attorneys for the Mostyn Law Firm will attempt to convince a jury that State Farm Lloyds did not fully compensate their client after a pipe in his home burst and caused water damage.
Plaintiff Dennis Webb filed suit against State Farm on June 21, 2013, in Jefferson County District Court. Insurance adjusters Janice Warner, Steve Leal, Ernest Perez and Jeffery Jacks were also named as defendants.
Jury selection in the trial of Webb v. State Farm began Monday. The trial is expected to last at least a week.
According to the original petition, on May 6, 2012, a plumbing pipe burst at Webb’s Beaumont home, causing significant water damage to his residence.
Webb then submitted a policy claim with State Farm, which in turn assigned the defendant adjusters to assess the damage.
The suit accuses State Farm of failing to properly oversee the work of the adjusters and ultimately approving an inadequate and unfair settlement.
The suit further accuses the defendants of conspiracy to commit fraud.
According to his lawsuit, Webb will ask jurors to award him actual, consequential and punitive damages.
Court records further show Webb filed a notice of partial non-suit without prejudice to all claims asserted against the adjusters.
Beaumont attorney Gregory Cox of the Mostyn Law firm represents Webb.
The Mostyn law firm has made hundreds of millions of dollars suing insurance providers in the state of Texas.
Judge Kent Walston is presiding over the trial.
Case No. A194-468