New Orleans man alleges insurance company failed to pay for storm damage

By Carrie Bradon | May 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans man claims that his insurance company breached a contract and failed to pay him for storm damage to his home.

James Hassinger III filed a lawsuit May 9 against Louisiana Citizen's Property Insurance Corp. in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was the owner of the home at 9110 Quince St., New Orleans. The suit states that a storm on March 8, 2016, caused damages to the plaintiff's home. Despite submitting a claim to the defendant for damages, the plaintiff has not received any compensation for the damages suffered, the claim states.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract and failing to uphold their obligation to compensate the plaintiff for said damages.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. He is represented by attorney Joseph F. LaHatte III of LaHatte Law Firm LLC in Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Kern A. Reese.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 17-4442.

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