ORLANDO – The owner of an Orlando property alleges his insurer refuses to honor its contractual obligations and pay for a covered loss to the property.
Mario Lalinde filed a complaint on June 6 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County against Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co. alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 13, 2016, he suffered damages/loss to his property due to wind damage, which is a covered peril under an insurance policy with the defendant. The suit states that the defendant acknowledged coverage of the loss, but rejected the total amount of damages requested by plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, plus costs, prejudgment interest and attorney's fees. He is represented by Jonathan Drake of Strems Law Firm in Coral Gables.
9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County case number 17-C-5162