Gene Johnson Mar. 22, 2016, 6:12pm


ALTOONA – An Altoona-based builder of automatic fire suppression systems is being sued by an insurance company over a claim of negligence and breach of implied warranty.

Acadia Insurance Company filed a lawsuit Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. alleging negligence and breach of implied warranty of good and workmanlike service and construction.

Acadia Insurance Company issued a policy of insurance to Summit at Shiloh Condominium Association, with effective dates from April 1, 2014, through April 1, 2015. Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. installed an automatic fire suppression system for the association and a sprinkler pipe used in the system failed some time on or before Feb. 16, 2015, allowing water to flow causing damage to furnishing, fixtures and other personal property.

Shiloh submitted a claim that was paid out at $384,361.93 and Acadia Insurance believes the damage sustained was caused by negligence and carelessness on the part of Leonard S. Fiore, Inc.

Acadia Insurance is seeking in excess of $384,361.93 together with interest and the cost of the lawsuit, as well as another further relief the court may deem just and proper.

Acadia Insurance is being represented by attorney Mark E. Opalisky of Cozen O’Connor in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 4:16-cv-00175-MWB

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