ORLANDO – Orlando residents claim that coverage for damages to their property from a roof leak were unlawfully denied by their insurer.
Roberto Ruiz and Aurora Fleites filed a complaint on May 18 in 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County against Security First Insurance Co. alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on May 4, 2016, their property, which was covered under a homeowner's insurance policy, sustained a covered loss as a result of a roof leak. Although the defendant assigned an insurance adjuster to adjust the loss, it subsequently rejected the total amount of damages and completely denied coverage, the suit states.
The plaintiffs hold Security First Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to honor its contractual obligation and pay for the covered loss.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, plus costs, prejudgment interest and attorney's fees. They are represented by Jonathan Drake of Strems Law Firm in Coral Gables.
9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County case number 17-CA-004580