FORT LAUDERDALE – Two Pembroke Pines property owners allege that their insurer failed to adequately cover their losses caused by water damage.

Joubert and Oldine Pierre filed a complaint on May 19 in 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Broward County against Edison Insurance Co. alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Jan. 26, 2017, while their property was insured under a homeowner's insurance policy, it sustained a covered loss as a result of a water damage. Although the defendant acknowledged the covered loss and offered payment, the suit states the property sustained damages greater than the amount the defendant has provided. 

The plaintiffs hold Edison Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly adjust the loss and distribute proceeds to return the property to its pre-loss condition and failed to acknowledge or deny that further payment would be forthcoming.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant for damages plus interest, court costs, attorney's fees, and other relief the court deems just. They are represented by Victor M. Llerandi Jr. and Alberto M. Regueyra of Regueyra & Llerandi PL in South Miami.

17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Broward County case number 17-009512

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