JACKSONVILLE – An insurance company is seeking more than $100,000 from an Indianapolis manufacturer alleging its product caused a fire.
Allstate Insurance Co. filed a complaint on Aug. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against Aircom Manufacturing Inc. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff claims that on Feb. 12, 2015, Paul and Antoinette Troiano, homeowners with an insurance policy from plaintiff, sustained fire damages to their real and personal property that was alleged caused by a faulty water treatment product that was manufactured by the defendant.
As a result of the fire and pursuant to its policy, plaintiff had to pay $116,621.27 to the couple, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds Aircom Manufacturing Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to inspect its product prior to distribution, failed to warn consumers of the hazardous and defective condition of the product and failed to adequately supervise the manufacturing of the product.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks demands judgment against defendant in an amount of more than $116,621.27 and any other amount the court deems just. It is represented by Mark S. Grotefeld of Grotefeld, Hoffman Schleiter, Gordon, Ochoa & Evinger LLP in Palm Beach Gardens.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 16-cv-00973