State Farm alleges ADT system failed to detect fire at Metairie residence

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2019

GRETNA – An insurance company is seeking damages from a home security company over a fire that damaged a property in Metairie.

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. filed a complaint on March 13 in the 24th Judicial District Court against ADT LLC of Delaware.

According to the complaint, a residence owned by Harold and Diana Lemoine in Metairie was insured by the plaintiff and had a home security/monitoring system installed by the defendant. The suit states on March 15, 2018, a fire occurred at the Lemoine residence and the ADT system did not detect it.

The plaintiff alleges the damage could have been avoided had the monitoring system properly detected heat and/or smoke. The suit states the plaintiff provided coverage for the damages and paid $53,857.55.

The defendant is accused of negligence and breach of contract.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by W. Ransom Pipes and Blaine T. Aydell of Hannah, Colvin & Pipes LLP in Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge E. Adrian Adams.

The 24th Judicial District Court case number 793061

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