BATON ROUGE – A property owner alleges his insurer failed to tender payment for damages caused by rain and flooding.

John Lavallais filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Imperial Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. alleging breach of insurance contract and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Aug. 13 and Aug. 15, 2016, rain and flooding caused substantial damages to plaintiff's residence in Zachary. As a result of the flood, he alleges sustained substantial losses and/or damages to his insured property at an estimate amount of $103,997.84. The plaintiff holds Imperial Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to tender any payment for plaintiff's casualty losses.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount to be determined by jury, plus interest, penalties, court costs, attorney’s fees and for all general and equitable relief. He is represented by J. Douglas Sunseri and Richard J. Wolff of Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm LLC in Metairie.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00051

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