CLEARWATER — A property owner is suing an insurance company, citing alleged breach of contract.
Lysbeth Noyes filed a complaint on Jan. 14 in the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County against Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company alleging that it breached the policy by failing to fully acknowledge the covered loss.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 22, 2016, she suffered damages to her property caused by a covered peril under the policy. Noyes claims she duly made an application for insurance benefits under the policy, but the defendant allegedly failed and refused to pay her the benefits to which she is entitled.
The plaintiff holds Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company responsible because it allegedly failed to pay plaintiff all of the benefits due and owed under the policy and failed to provide her with the full costs of remediation for the loss of her property.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for all damages, prejudgment interest, court costs, expert fees, attorneys' fees and such other and further relief that the Court deems just and reasonable. She is represented by A. Lee Smith and Mark A. Dombrosky of Smith, Kling & Thompson, PA in Tampa.
6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County Case number 19-314-CI