Louie Torres Aug. 10, 2016, 6:25pm


PITTSBURGH — A couple's lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company alleges breach of contract.

Anthony McClure and Chiana McClure filed a complaint on Aug. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, alleging that the insurance firm discarded items of evidence following a fire at the plaintiffs' home.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they sustained damages that hinder them from pressing a claim against the maker of a surge protector that was suspected of causing the fire. The plaintiffs holds State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company responsible because the insurer alleged mandated and authorized the destruction of the surge protector.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $75,000 plus interest, prime rate plus 3 percent, punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Robert J. Colaizzi of Colaizzi Law Firm, P.C. in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01190-JFC

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