Maxwell Appley Sep. 15, 2015, 1:36pm


NEW ORLEANS – A local homeowner is suing a property insurance company claiming they did not properly compensate him for a fire at his home.

Wesley Bryant filed suit against Louisiana Citizen’s Property Insurance Corporation in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 2, 2015.

Bryant claims a fire occurred at his home on Jan. 15, 2015 and that afterward Louisiana Citizen’s Property Insurance Company (LCPIC) paid him less than the amount required to repair his home’s damage.

The plaintiff alleges that the LCPIC failed to fulfill its obligations under the insurance policy and is liable to the plaintiff for failing to pay for all damages due, failing to include all damages in the scope of loss estimate, failing to timely and properly assess the damages with qualified professionals, refusing to pay for certain “matching” items, overly depreciating the value of the property and contained items, refusing to disclose the depreciation metrics used, failing to pay for alternative living expenses and loss of use, failure to communicate with the plaintiff in a timely manner, breaching the contract, negligence, intentionally misrepresenting policy facts, enacting arbitrary penalties and failing to engage in settlement discussions, and abusing Right Practices and Misrepresentation.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for the full value of damage to the plaintiff’s property as well as costs related to the Loss of Use, recoverable depreciation, debris clean up and removal, compliance costs, mental anguish, and all legal costs.

Wesley Bryant is represented by attorney Joseph “Joey” F. LaHatte, III.

The case has been assigned to Judge Piper D. Griffin

Case no. 2015-06823.

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