GALVESTON - Allstate Texas Lloyds is suing CJC Enterprises Inc. over a May 2012 water leak at a Friendswood policyholder's residence.
A lawsuit filed Aug. 1 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 blames the alleged event on a piece of equipment designed, manufactured and sold by the defendant.
Allstate launched the litigation, which seeks $20,000 in damages, on behalf of Denton Dilling.
According to recent court documents, an investigation determined that the subject water loss and the primary cause of failure was caused by a failed toilet supply line plastic coupling nut.
"As a result of the water leak, Jeffery Dilling sustained damages to his house," the original petition says.
The suit explains that Dilling subsequently filed a claim with the plaintiff, which "now stands in the shoes of its insured and asserts its contractual and/or equitable rights of subrogation."
"Specifically, Allstate seeks reimbursement for the money it had paid for those damages caused by the water leak," it says.
A jury trial is requested.
Attorney William T. Sebesta of Doyen Sebesta Ltd. L.L.P. in Houston is representing the complainant, and Galveston County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts is presiding over the case.
Cause No. 70,473