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Shell gas station sued for allegedly providing bad fuel that damaged vehicle

By Louisiana Record reports | Sep 6, 2013

GRETNA – An insurance company is suing a local gas station for damages that bad gas allegedly caused one of their policy holder’s vehicles.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., as subrogee of Victor Sevin, filed suit against Diaz II LLC and Cousin’s Shell in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 15.

State Farm claims their policy holder Sevin bought gas from Cousin’s Shell located on Barataria Boulevard in Marrero. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant’s gas contained debris and foreign substances that caused their customer’s car to fail. State Farm asserts that the bad gas damaged the fuel system and related parts in Sevin’s vehicle.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly inspect the fuel and fuel pumping system, failing to properly maintain and inspect the fuel and failing to warn customers of the potential damage contaminants in fuel can cause.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for insurance deductible payment and any other expenses.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. is represented by attorney James E. Brouillette of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Stephen D. Enright Jr.

Case no. 728-946.

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