CLEARWATER – Palm Harbor property owners allege that their insurer has failed to pay them full benefits for damages they sustained to their property.
Delores C. Conte and Juan C. Merino filed a complaint on May 17 in the 6th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Pinellas County against Olympus Insurance Co. alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 22, 2015, plaintiffs sustained substantial damage to their property caused by wind. They claim that they provided timely notice to the defendant and complied with all terms and condition of the policy in order to be compensated for their loss as part of the insurance. Despite complying with terms and conditions, the defendant allegedly failed to compensate the full benefits due and owing to the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court for attorney's fees, costs, prejudgment interest and any other relief which the court deems fair and just. They are represented by James S. Jenkins III and Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law in St. Petersburg.
6th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Pinellas County case number 17-003059-CI