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Allstate hit with back-to-back verdicts in Jefferson County, jurors dole out $226K in damages


By David Yates | Nov 19, 2019


BEAUMONT – In a span of only a few days, Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance was hit with back-to-back jury verdicts totaling more than $226,000 in damages.

The first lawsuit, brought by Ashraf Elhoubi, was tried on Nov. 12 and resulted in jurors awarding $63,268 in damages.

Elhoubi filed suit against Allstate on June 2, 2017, alleging the insurance company refused to pay him underinsured motorist benefits.

According to the lawsuit, in February 2016 Elhoubi was in automobile collision that was negligently caused by two individuals who were underinsured.

Jurors awarded Elhoubi $25,004 for his past medical expenses, $32,264 for his past pain and suffering, and $6,000 for his past impairment.

The second case was tried on Nov. 14 – a lawsuit brought by Roger Covington on Jan. 5, 2018.

Covington also alleges that he was in an automobile collision caused by an underinsured driver and that Allstate refused to provide him with benefits under his policy.

Jurors awarded Covington $43,500 for his past medical expenses, $43,000 for his past pain and suffering, $35,100 for his future pain and suffering, $24,000 for his past impairment, and $17,500 for his future impairment.

Both plaintiffs are represented by Beaumont attorneys Trenton Bond and Chris Portner.          

Allstate is represented by Susan L. Florence & Associates in both cases.

Judge Mitch Templeton, 172nd District Court, presided over the trials.

Covington case No. E-201140

Elhoubi case No. E-200163

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