Kyle Barnett Jul. 7, 2014, 4:34pm


GRETNA – A Marrero woman is being sued after a rotten tree allegedly fell and struck her neighbor’s home.

ANPAC Louisiana Insurance Company and Michelle Gegenheimer filed suit against Rebecca Loyola and Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 10.

Gegenheimer claims that on July 11, 2013 a rotten tree located on the property of her next door neighbor, Loyola, fell and damaged her shed and her home. The plaintiff contends that the impact from the tree caused her shed to raise a foot and half and also caused roof and gutter damage to her home. Gegenheimer asserts that she had warned Loyola of the hazard before the incident occurred.

The defendant is accused of property damage and failing to remove the dead tree after repeated requests.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for structural damage, content damage, loss of use, inconvenience and loss of deductible.

ANPAC Louisiana Insurance Company and Gegenheimer are represented by attorney Arthur H. Andrews of Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen C. Grefer.

Case no. 739-276.

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