Brothers gas station where underground storage tanks failed claims property insurer will not cover replacement costs

By Louisiana Record reports | Jun 16, 2015

GRETNA – A local gas station is suing its property insurer for allegedly not covering the replacement of underground storage tanks.

Brothers Veterans LLC filed suit against American Zurich Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 27.

Brothers Veterans asserts it is the owner of a gas station located at 6600 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie that was covered by a property insurance policy provided by American Zurich Insurance Company. The plaintiff claims that on April 29, 2013 his underground storage tanks failed and had to be replaced, which purportedly should have been covered under the defendant’s insurance policy. However, Brothers Veterans alleges American Zurich Insurance Company has failed to make any payment on their insurance claim.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for cost of all losses, penalties and reasonable attorney fees.

Brothers Veterans is represented by attorney Joseph V. Dirosa Jr. of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge E. Adrian Adams.

Case no. 749-167.

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