Orlando property owners allege insurance company failed to cover sinkhole damage

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

ORLANDO — Two Orlando property owners are suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance policy.

Edwin H. Buffkin and Maria E. Cepeda filed a complaint Dec. 20 in Orange County Circuit Court against American Integrity Insurance Company of Florida, alleging failure to pay the full amount of damages they sustained from a sinkhole.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 20, 2018, the plaintiffs' property insured by American Integrity at 2112 Pineway Drive, Orlando, was damaged by a sinkhole. The plaintiffs say they gave timely notice of the loss to defendant and/or its authorized agents, employees or representatives. 

The plaintiffs allege American Integrity Insurance, despite admitting liability for the loss, continues to refuse to pay the full amount of the plaintiffs' covered loss.

Buffkin and Cepeda seek trial by jury, damages greater than $15,000, plus interest, court costs, attorney fees and all just and proper relief. They are represented by attorney Ashley Wheeler of Insurance Litigation Group PA in Miami.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18-CA-013822

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