Access Home Insurance Co. seeks damages from battery charger makers after house fire

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 1, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – The insurer of a Magazine Street, New Orleans property is seeking several hundred thousand dollars it alleges it paid to its insured after a house fire purported caused by a charger.

Access Home Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit July 25 against Ryobi Technologies Inc., One World Technologies Inc., and ABC insurance company in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that its insured Charles Block's property was damaged in a fire on July 26, 2016, that was caused by an electric battery charger manufactured by the defendants. The plaintiff is seeking damages in the amount of $688,762.36 plus interest for losses suffered.

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

The defendants filed a notice of removal to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Aug. 28.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 2017-7187

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