Clearwater homeowner alleges insurer refuses to pay full coverage after hurricane

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 15, 2019

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater property owner is suing an insurer, alleging breach of contract due to refusal to pay full coverage for damages from a hurricane.

Scott Tweedy filed a complaint May 21 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Federated National Insurance Company, alleging failure to pay the covered loss under the policy.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 10, 2017, Tweedy's property at 2169 Waterside Drive, Clearwater, suffered severe damages due to Hurricane Irma while the insurance policy was in full force and effect and all conditions precedent have been complied with. 

Tweedy says he duly reported the loss and that Federated acknowledged the claim. However, the suit says, the defendant has failed and refuses to provide the full benefits for the loss, resulting in substantial damages and expenses for repairs.

The plaintiff alleges Federated National Insurance breached the policy by failing to pay the benefits under the covered loss, which is due and owing.

Tweedy seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of costs, interest, attorney fees and any other just and reasonable relief. He is represented by attorneys Amy D. Boggs and D. Scott Boggs of The Law Office of Amy Boggs PA in St. Petersburg.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18CA3294 5/21

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