A total of 11 new lawsuits against insurance companies over hurricane damage claims were filed in Jefferson County, June 1-4, 2010.

The following complaints were filed:

  • Bethel Baptist Church of 3099 Brenham St. in Beaumont alleges Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied its claim for roof and water damages caused to its property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Bethel will be represented by Paul A. Smith Jr. and Carlos E. Solis of Solis and Smith in San Antonio and by Danny R. Scott of The Law Office of Danny R. Scott in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: A186-974.

  • Elza Bush Jr. and Clara Bush of 2801 East 18th St. in Port Arthur allege Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied their claim for damages caused to their property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. The Bushes will be represented by Riley L. Burnett Jr. and William T. Jones Jr. of Clark, Dean and Burnett in Houston. Jefferson County District Court case number: D186-970.

  • Sarah Dunnam individually and as independent executrix of the estate of Lawrence Merendino Sr. of 8525 FM 365 in Beaumont alleges Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied her claim for roof, structural, water and wind damages caused to her property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Dunnam will be represented by Michael R. Ramsey of The Mostyn Law Firm in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: A187-020.

  • Bertha Jackson of 4610 Galveston St. in Beaumont alleges Pronote denied a portion of her claim for damages caused to her property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Jackson will be represented by Paul A. Smith Jr. and Carlos E. Solis of Solis and Smith in San Antonio and by Danny R. Scott of The Law Office of Danny R. Scott in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: B186-976.

  • Yusef Muhammad of 7355 Oaks Lane in Beaumont alleges Property and Casualty Insurance Company of Hartford denied his claim for damages caused to his property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Muhammad will be represented by Clint Brasher and Joe Muckleroy of Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: B187-011.

  • Giam Pham as attorney-in-fact for Dan Nguyen and Dihn Nguyen and Thuy Nguyen of 3338 Eighth St. in Port Arthur allege Fire Insurance Exchange denied their claim for roof, structural, water and wind damages caused to their property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. The plaintiffs will be represented by J. Steve Mostyn of The Mostyn Law Firm in Houston and by Michael R. Ramsey and Gregory F. Cox of Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: A187-031.

  • Leonard Praylor of 5170 Allen Drive in Beaumont alleges Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied his claim for roof and water damages caused to his property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Praylor will be represented by Paul A. Smith Jr. and Carlos E. Solis of Solis and Smith in San Antonio and by Danny R. Scott of The Law Office of Danny R. Scott in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: A186-972.

  • Andrew B. Savoy of 555 Smelker St. in Beaumont alleges QBE Specialty Insurance Company denied a portion of his claim for damages caused to his property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Savoy will be represented by Paul A. Smith Jr. and Carlos E. Solis of Solis and Smith in San Antonio and by Danny R. Scott of The Law Office of Danny R. Scott in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: A186-971.

  • Lawrence and Ada Steward of 6155 12th St. in Port Arthur allege Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied his claim for roof, wind, water, structural and contents damages caused after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. The Stewards will be represented by Michael R. Ramsey of The Mostyn Law Firm in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: B187-019.

  • Dawn Tezino of 4345 Ector Ave. in Beaumont alleges Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied her claim for roof, structural, wind and water damages caused to her property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Tezino will be represented by J. Steve Mostyn of The Mostyn Law Firm in Houston. Jefferson County District Court case number: E187-029.

  • Hilda Williams of 5355 Bettes Lane in Beaumont alleges Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies denied her claim for extensive damages caused to her property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Williams will be represented by Clint Brasher and Joe Muckleroy of Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: D187-010.

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