Andrew Stevens Jun. 20, 2014, 6:55am


NEW ORLEANS – A security service company is being sued for alleged negligence in its duty of properly securing a client's building, which allowed for a break-in and resulted in serious damage to the business.

Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company filed suit against W&L Security Inc. and First Mercury Insurance Company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on March 17.

A client of Liberty Mutual allegedly discovered its business had been broken into and damage had been done to the property. An employee of W&L Security allegedly noted that a lock to the building had been broken allowing for entrance. Liberty Mutual claims to have paid for the damages incurred as required by its client’s policy and now requests repayment of the damages from W&L.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly and adequately securing the premises of a business it was hired to keep secure.

The plaintiff is seeking an amount of $8,159.96 in damages for the damage incurred by the plaintiff’s client due to the defendant’s negligence in securing the premises.

Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company is represented by Dan Boudreax from the Law Offices of Keith S. Giardina in Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Lloyd J. Medley.

Case no. 2014-02672.

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