CLEARWATER — Two Seminole homeowners are suing an insurer, alleging breach of contract.

Timothy and Amy White filed a complaint April 25 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, alleging failure to pay for property damage caused by a hurricane. 

According to the complaint, on Sept. 10, 2017, the Whites suffered a direct physical loss to their insured property at 8675 113th St., Seminole, as a result of a windstorm related to Hurricane Irma, a covered peril under their insurance policy. However, the suit says, Citizens Property breached its contract by failing to pay all amounts due. 

The plaintiffs allege Citizens Property Insurance caused the Whites to lose the full value and benefit of their real property, and forced them to retain counsel to represent them in a lawsuit.

The Whites seek trial by jury, compensatory and contractual damages of more than $15,000, pre-judgment interest, costs of action, attorney fees and all further relief the court deems appropriate. They are represented by attorney Ryan M. Bennett of Bennett Legal in Bradenton.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18-CA-2591

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