GRETNA – An insurance company is being sued by the occupants of a building who say their hurricane damage claims were under paid.
Daiquiri Bay Café’ Inc. and Winston’s Pub and Patio filed suit against Nautilus Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 24.
Daiquiri Bay and Winston’s claim that on Aug. 29 Nautilus had an insurance policy in effect at their building located at 531 Metairie Road in Metairie when Hurricane Isaac struck. The plaintiffs allege that the hurricane caused the building’s flat roof to be peeled back and for the entire interior of the building to be destroyed. Daiquiri Bay and Winston’s assert the cost to repair the damages from the hurricane was $156,085.29, but Nautilus only paid $92,400.
The defendant is accused of breach of contract.
Damages is sought for 50 percent of $64,652.15 plus attorney’s fees and legal costs.
Daiquiri Bay and Winston’s are represented by Curtis C. Kronlage of New Orleans-based Kronlage & Kronlage.
The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Scott U. Schlegel.
Case no. 731-318.