NEW ORLEANS – A homeowner alleges his insurers have failed to timely pay fire losses.

Michael Bright White filed a complaint on Feb. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Underwriters at Lloyd's London and Peninsula Insurance Bureaus Inc. alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 12, 2016, and during the coverage period of his homeowner's insurance, plaintiff experienced a significant fire at his Bay St. Louis home. As a result, the home and its contents allegedly were severely damaged by both fire and by smoke. The suit states that despite the fire occurred a year ago, defendants still have not properly adjusted or paid all of the damages.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, for all damages reasonable in the premises, plus interest and for all costs of these proceedings and any other relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Timothy Scandurro, Jean-Paul Layrisson and Krista M. Eleew of Scandurro & Layrisson LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01218

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