GRETNA – A property insurer is suing over serious damage one of their customers, a pet store, allegedly suffered serious damage due to the alleged negligence that allowed rainwater to enter their business during a roof replacement.

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. filed suit against Allied Building Company Inc. and Peter Glazier in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 30.

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. claims their customer rented space for a pet store, Tropical Fish and More LLC, in a commercial property owned by Peter Glazier locate at 13322 Highway 90 in Boutte when Allied Building Company Inc. was hired to put a new roof on the building.

The plaintiff alleges that during the roof replacement tarps were improperly placed on the building’s exterior, which resulted in wind blowing the tarp loose and allowing rain to enter the building. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company asserts that due to the roof leaking ceiling tiles fell and damaged several fish tanks, filters and other merchandise for which they paid Tropical Fish and More a claim totaling $17,430.39.

The defendant is accused of negligence resulting in property damage.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for $17,430.39 plus attorney’s fees.

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. is represented by Derrick M. Shelton of Baton Rouge-based The Law Offices of Shelton, Harrison & Pinson PLLC.

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

Case no. 738-949.

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