Outlaw suing Allstate over claim denial

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 18, 2007, 4:00am

Joseph Outlaw filed a civil suit against Allstate Insurance Company in Jefferson County District Court, seeking damages under $75,000 claiming Allstate denied a claim on his home that was covered under the policy.

Outlaw claims Allstate's actions constitute fraud, negligence, gross negligence, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

He claims the insurer's refusal to pay the claim has damaged him and he is suing for expectancy damages, reliance and restitution damages, loss of value, loss of use, consequential losses, out of pocket losses and punitive damages.

The suit does not specify any details of Outlaw's alleged damages but states, "Joseph Outlaw has been made to suffer and sustain damages at the hands of the defendant."

Seeking a jury trial, Outlaw seeks an amount to be proven at trial, pre- and post-judgment interest and attorneys' fees.

He is represented by Dan Ducote, Jr. of Moore Landrey in Beaumont.

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