St. Petersburg homeowner alleges insurance company failed to pay for hurricane damage

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 9, 2018

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg homeowner is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Ben Brown filed a complaint Oct. 17 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Security First Insurance Company, alleging refusal to pay for plaintiff's losses caused by a hurricane,.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 11, 2017, Brown's home at 3224 10th Ave. N.,  St. Petersburg, sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Irma.. Subsequently, the suit says, a third party acting on behalf of Security First, improperly installed a tarp on the roof, which resulted in additional damage to Brown's home. 

The plaintiff alleges Security First Insurance refused to pay for damages to Brown's home. 

Brown seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, exclusive of interest, court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Marc Jandy of The Nation Law Firm LLP in Longwood.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18C6815

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