Insurance agency sued over Hurricane Isaac damage

By Leslie Gamboni | Jul 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana-based insurance agency is being sued by a man who claimed to have a policy for damage done during a 2012 hurricane.

Emmit Perry filed suit against Pappalardo Agency Inc. in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on June 26. Perry claims he hired Pappalardo in order to obtain property insurance for a house located on Baronne Street in New Orleans which included coverage for all wind and hail losses through a vacancy insurance policy for fire and extended coverage for the property.  On Aug. 28, 2012 the plaintiff alleges that Hurricane Isaac resulted in damage to his property. In September 2012 the plaintiff asserts he made a claim for payment under his policy and the insurance agency responded by telling him that he had no coverage.

The defendant is accused of breaching the contract originally agreed upon by failing to provide coverage.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for all damages that occurred as a result of lack of coverage, penalties, interest and reasonable attorney and court costs.

Perry is represented by Reagan Toledano of New Orleans-based Willeford & Toledano.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel S. Julien.

Case no 2013-6085.

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