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Insurer alleges AT&T technician hit water line while installing service box, caused property damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 26, 2017

ORLANDO – An insurance company is seeking damages of more than $16,000 after a technician struck a water line, causing damages to a property.

First Community Insurance Co. filed a complaint on July 4 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County against Bellsouth Telecommunications LLC, doing business as AT&T Florida, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 5, 2016, its insured contacted the defendant to install a new service box at an Orlando property. The suit states the defendant's technician struck a water line while drilling through an exterior wall, causing damages to the property. The plaintiff claims it paid its insured $16,159.09 for the damages.

The plaintiff holds Bellsouth Telecommunications LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly inspect the premises to ensure that the area was free from impediments.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, award $16,159.09, plus costs, disbursements, and other relief as the court deems proper. IT is represented by Stephen L. Barker of The Law Office of Stephen Barker in Boca Raton.

9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County case number 17-C-6126

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