A total of five new lawsuits were filed in Jefferson County District Court against insurance companies, May 14-18, 2012.

The following complaint was filed:

  • Phillip Battles Jr. of 15700 Long Vista Drive in Austin alleges Farmers Insurance Exchange, Texas Farmers Insurance Co. and Fire Insurance Exchange denied his claim for roof and water damages caused to his home after a wind and hail storm struck on June 6, 2011. Battles will be represented by Carlos E. Solis and Paul A. Smith Jr. of Solis and Smith in San Antonio. Jefferson County District Court case number: E192-463.

  • Janice Coleman of 5315 Oriole Drive in Beaumont alleges Texas Farmers Insurance Co. denied his claim for roof and water damages caused to his home after a severe windstorm struck on June 1, 2010. Coleman will be represented by Jason B. Speights, Todd A. Worrich and Brennan M. Kucera of Speights and Worrich in San Antonio. Jefferson County District Court case number: D192-468.

  • Sergio and Esperanza Gonzalez of 3134 Allison in Groves alleges Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied his claim for structure and contents damages caused to their property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. The Gonzalezes will be represented by Jessica L. Hallmark of Dunham Hallmark in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: A192-458.

  • Bobby and Jane Herrin of 2404 Oak North in Nederland, 119 North 22nd St. in Nederland, 1112 Luling Ave. in Nederland, 116 North 23rd St. in Nederland, 7896 North Kilarney Dr. in Beaumont, 619 South Ninth Street in Nederland and 412 North 15th Street in Nederland allege Farmers Insurance Exchange, Texas Farmers Insurance Company and Fire Insurance Exchange denied their claim for roof and water damages caused to their properties after wind and hail storms struck on Jan. 25, 2011, and June 6, 2011. The Herrins will be represented by Paul A. Smith Jr. and Carlos E. Solis of Solis and Smith in San Antonio. Jefferson County District Court case number: E192-465.

  • Alejandro Torres Magallon of 2610 Barry Ave. in Groves alleges Texas Windstorm Insurance Association denied his claim for structure and contents damages caused to his property after Hurricane Ike struck on Sept. 13, 2008. Magallon will be represented by Jessica L. Hallmark of Dunham Hallmark in Beaumont. Jefferson County District Court case number: E192-453.

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