NEW ORLEANS – An insurance company is suing a construction business, alleging a faulty renovation rendered a building subject to water damage.

Certain underwriters at Lloyds and National Fire and Marine Insurance Company filed a lawsuit Jan. 3 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court against Fabianmartins Construction LLC, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Fabianmartins was contracted to renovate unit 10C of Carol Condominium, on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, which was insured by Lloyds. The suit states the defendant failed to properly remove a mirror, which, following completion of the renovations, was caused to fall on a water pipe. The falling mirror burst the pipe, resulting in a number of damages to the property of nearly $160,000, the lawsuit states.

The suit says the defendant was negligent through failing to remove the mirror and/or secure it in a way to prevent it falling.

Lloyds and National Fire and Marine Insurance seeks damages of $159,807.05, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Martin E. Golden of Keogh, Cox & Wilson Ltd. in Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division E Judge Clare Jupiter.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 17-46.

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