Roofing company sued by insurer after home allegedly damaged in rain storm

By Kyle Barnett | Mar 5, 2014

GRETNA – An insurer is suing a roofing company over damages sustained to a property whose roof was removed before a rain storm and inadequately protected in the interim.

Louisiana Citizens Property Corporation, a subrogee of Stacey Alexander, filed suit against Perdomo & Company LLC, Travis Tuccillo and First Mercury Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on Feb. 14.

Louisiana Citizens Property Corporation asserts that their customer Alexander entered into an agreement with Perdomo & Company on June 6 to replace her roof on her home located at 2561 W. Catawba Drive in Harvey. The plaintiff alleges the defendants Tuccillo and Perdomo & Company removed a significant portion of her home’s roof when it should have known bad weather was approaching. Louisiana Citizens Property Corporation claims that a rain storm damaged Alexander’s property after the defendants did not provide a properly sized tarp on the roof.

The plaintiff asserts it paid Alexander an insurance claim of $19,513.53 after she paid a deductible of $2,500.

The defendant is accused of property damage.

Damages in the amount of $19,513.53 is sought for restitution for home repairs and attorney’s fees.

Louisiana Citizens Property Corporation is represented by Alan J. Yacoubian of New Orleans-based Johnson, Johnson, Barrios & Yacoubian.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

Case no. 735-552.

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