FORT LAUDERDALE — A Fort Lauderdale property owner is suing an insurance carrier, alleging breach of contract.

Villamar Julme filed a complaint Sept. 25 in Broward County Circuit Court against Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, alleging breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, on March 27, Julme's insured property at 1121 NW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale,  sustained a covered loss due to the sudden and accidental discharge of water from the plumbing system. However, the suit says, Citizens Property denied coverage while citing an exclusion clause on constant or repeated leakage, that caused economic injury to Julme. 

The plaintiff alleges Citizens Property Insurance failed to accept coverage and make a payment of insurance benefit to Julme, and failed to perform a proper investigation and adjustment of the plaintiff's claim.

Julme seeks trial by jury, declaratory judgment in favor of the plaintiff, attorney fees, court costs, and all further relief the court deems proper. He is represented by attorney David S. Faber of The Farber Law Firm in Coral Gables.

Broward County Circuit Court case number 17-C-17712

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