HARRISBURG — A woman is suing Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, alleging breach of contract.
Sarah Lancaster filed a complaint on Dec. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, alleging that the insurance company wrongly denied her claim for fire damages to her home.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, she suffered fire damages to her property but was denied when she filed for a claim for coverage, on grounds that the policy had been canceled for non-payment. The plaintiff holds Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to send her a premium notice or notice of cancellation, and failed to follow the requirement to automaticlly renew the policy if such proper notice isn't mailed.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for the recovery of the entire amount owed to her plus interest at three percent, punitive damages and all court costs. She is represented by A. James Hailston of Kreder Brooks Hailstone LLP in Scranton.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:16-cv-02438-MEM