Friendswood property owners seek benefits they believe they are owed for fire damages

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 7, 2017

GALVESTON – Two Friendswood property owners allege that their insurer failed to fully compensate them for damage to their home because of a fire.

GALVESTON – Two Friendswood property owners allege that their insurer failed to fully compensate them for damage to their home because of a fire.

Stacey Weeks and Michael Weeks filed a complaint on Aug. 11 in the Galveston County District Court against Homeowners of America Insurance Co. alleging that they violated the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs' home was damaged because of a fire in April 2016 and they immediately reported the loss to the defendant. They allege the defendant's adjuster provided a "low-balled" estimate.

The plaintiffs hold Homeowners of America Insurance Co. responsible because the defendants allegedly breached its contractual obligation by failing to pay the plaintiffs policy benefits for the cost to properly repair their home.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek monetary relief of more than $100,000 but less than $200,000 and such other relief to which they may be justly entitled. They are represented by Robert W. Loree and Cassandra Pruski of Loree & Lipscomb in San Antonio.

Galveston County District Court Case number 17-CV-0982

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