Pinellas County couple alleges State Farm failed to cover damages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 16, 2017

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County couple is suing State Farm, alleging breach of contract.

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County couple is suing State Farm, alleging breach of contract.

David Imes and Vicky Imes filed a complaint Oct. 26 in Pinellas Circuit Court against State Farm Florida Insurance Company, alleging breach of good faith and fair dealing in failing to cover damages to property.

According to the complaint, between April 2012 and November 2014, the Imes' insured property and dwelling at 3536 Belle Vista Drive E., St. Petersburg Beach, was damaged by blasting and/or demolition and construction activity. Although the plaintiffs say they made a timely claim under the insurance policy with State Farm Florida, the insurer improperly denied the plaintiffs’ claim. 

The plaintiffs allege State Farm Florida refused to pay full value for the construction services needed to restore the insured property to its pre-loss condition and forced the Imeses to retain the services of an attorney to protect their interests.

David Imes and Vicky Imes seek trial by jury, judgment for all unpaid bills with interest on any overdue payments, court costs, attorney fees and all other remedies the court deems necessary and just. They are represented by attorney Tristan A. Wolbers of Tajer Wolbers PLLC in Tampa.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 17-CA-6463

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