FORT LAUDERDALE — A Pembroke Pines couple is suing State Farm, alleging breach of contract.

Livingston McKenzie and Shanador McKenzie filed a complaint on Sept. 21, in the Broward County Circuit Court against State Farm Florida Insurance Company alleging that the insurance company breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 2, 2016, the McKenzie property sustained direct physical loss caused by water damage. Although the loss was covered by the terms of the insurance policy provided by State Farm, the suit says, the McKenzies have not receive the full benefits under the policy.

The plaintiffs allege State Farm Florida failed and/or refused to pay the correct amount of benefits owed under the policy for the claim based on the loss. The suit says the defendant also denied its contractual liability for the loss and claim.

The McKenzie seek trial by jury, general compensatory damages of at least $15,000, interest, attorney fees and costs and any further relief the court deems just and appropriate. They are represented by attorneys Jeremy F. Tyler, W. Wyndham Tyler Jr., Andrew Fuxa and Hillary B.Cassel of Geyer Fuxa Tyler in Sunrise.

Broward County Circuit Court Court case number 17-017604

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