FORT LAUDERDALE – A Fort Lauderdale homeowner claims his insurer wrongfully refused to pay his claim for damages to the property.
Jean Claude Michel filed a complaint on May 11 in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Broward County against Tower Hill Preferred Insurance Co. alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 20, while his property was insured under a homeowners' insurance policy, it sustained a covered loss for water damage. However, despite efforts of plaintiff to furnish a timely notice of covered loss, the defendant allegedly has refused to pay either part or all of plaintiff's claim.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for more than $15,000, for all damages, attorney's fees, interest, costs, and other relief that the court deems just. He is represented by Erik D. Deiner of The Diener Firm PA in Plantation.
17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Broward County case number 17-009000