Port Arthur resident says insurance company refuses to reimburse for fire damages

Kelly Holleran Oct. 9, 2014, 11:44am

Ada Steward of 6155 12th St. in Port Arthur alleges Foremost Lloyd's of Texas denied her claim for damages caused to her property after a fire broke out on May 27.

"Flames, smoke and water resulting from the fire caused damage throughout the entire home including, but not limited to, damage to the ceilings, walls, insulation and flooring," the suit filed Aug. 27 in Jefferson County District Court states.

During the fire, Steward sustained significant damages to her personal belongings and contents, according to the complaint. 

Defendant Adam Decorte inspected the property but minimized the damages Steward claims she was owed, the suit states.

In her complaint, Steward is seeking actual, treble, punitive and exemplary damages, plus attorney's fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

J. Steve Mostyn of The Mostyn Law Firm in Houston will be representing her.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D196-058

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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