Palm Harbor property owners allege insurer failed to pay for damages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 14, 2018

CLEARWATER — Two Palm Harbor property owners are suing an insurer, alleging breach of contract.

Felipe and Leigh Olivero filed a complaint May 29 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company, alleging failure to pay for a covered loss. .

According to the complaint, on June 14, 2017, the Oliveros suffered damages to their property at 138 Brookside Court, Palm Harbor, due to a covered peril under their policy. However, the suit says, Universal Property has refused to provide coverage for the loss against a valid and binding contract. 

The plaintiffs allege Universal Property & Casualty failed to acknowledge the covered loss, and failed to pay the Oliveros the benefits due and owing under the policy.

The Oliveros seek trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, interest, court costs, expert fees, attorney fees and all relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorneys Dean Makris and Matthew K. Mullinax of Makris & Mullinax PA in New Port Richey.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18-CA-3519

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