A total of four new lawsuits against insurance companies over Hurricane Ike damage claims were filed in Jefferson County District Court, May 16-20, 2011.

The following complaints were filed:

  • Cornelius and Melissa Cooper of 3975 Rothwell St. in Beaumont allege Farmers Insurance Exchange, Texas Farmers Insurance Company and Fire Insurance Exchange denied a portion of their claim for damages caused to their property after Hurricane Ike stuck on Sept. 13, 2008. They will be represented by Paul A. Smith Jr. and Carlos E. Solis of Solis and Smith in San Antonio and by Danny R. Scott Jr. of the Law Office of Danny R. Scott Jr. in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: B190-026.

  • Portia Jones of 4340 Vassar St. in Port Arthur alleges Fire Insurance Exchange denied her claim for contents, structure, roof, water and wind damages caused to her property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Jefferson County District Court case number: D190-038.

  • Brian, Rikki, Charles Loye and Cecile Kemp of 2302 First St. in Port Neches allege Texas Farm Bureau Underwriters denied their claim for roof, structural, water and wind damages caused to their property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. The Kemps will be represented by J. Steve Mostyn of The Mostyn Law Firm in Houston. Jefferson County District Court case number: D190-054.

  • Edward and Wanda Petty of 2795 Ave. D in Beaumont allege Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied a portion of their claim for roof and water damages caused after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. The Perrys will be represented by Carlos E. Solis and Paul A. Smith Jr. of Solis and Smith in San Antonio and by Danny R. Scott Jr. of Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: A190-021.

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