MONROE – The owners of a
West Monroe apartment complex alleges it was deprived of the
opportunity to purchase adequate flood insurance for two of its
LCP West Monroe LLC filed a complaint on March 9 in
the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe
The United States of America and Selective Insurance Co. of the Southeast
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that in March 9, 2016, the West Monroe area experienced
extensive flooding, which caused damages to plaintiff's buildings. The
suit states that previously, two of the buildings that were damaged were not considered to
be in a special hazard flood zone and the plaintiff purchased insurance based on that knowledge.
The plaintiff holds The
United States of America and Selective Insurance Co. of the Southeast
responsible because the Federal Emergency Management Agency allegedly reclassified the
two buildings as being in a flood zone in January 2016 and failed to
provide proper public notice of the proposed Letters of Map Revision to
the flood zone areas, which deprived plaintiff of the opportunity to
obtain adequate flood insurance with a different deductible limit.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order that this
complaint be deemed good and sufficient, award for all damages,
penalties, interest, attorneys’ fees, costs and any other equitable and
general relief. It is represented by James M. Garner, Thomas J. Madigan
and Melissa Rome Harris of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein &
Hilbert LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division Case number 3:17-cv-00372
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