Latest hurricane-related insurance suits filed in Jefferson County
Three new lawsuits against insurance companies over hurricane damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, Dec. 14-24, 2009. Sprint Management Services and Sprint Pipeline Services allege Texas Windstorm Insurance Association delayed their claims for roof, interior and electrical damages caused after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. The delays caused Sprint economic harm, it claims. Sprint will be represented by J.B. Henderson III and Caroline C. Poarch of Doyle, Restrepo, Harvin and Robbins in Houston. Jefferson County District Court case number: A185-495.
The following complaints were filed:
Beverly Stewart of 2322 Butler Drive in Orange alleges Southern Vanguard Insurance Company denied a portion of her claims for damage to her property caused after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Southern Vanguard denied the claim after it assigned Nomad Adjusting to investigate, according to the complaint. Stewart will be represented by Rocky Lawdermilk of Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: B185-533.
Elizabeth C. Turley of 3790 Wheat Lane in Beaumont alleges Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied her claim for roof, water, wind and structural damages caused after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Turley will be represented by John Cash Smith and Christopher S. Smith of Bush Lewis in Orange. Jefferson County District Court case number: B185-496.