HARRISBURG – An insurance company is seeking more than $250,000 in damages over a fire at a Hanover property allegedly caused by the improper installation of insulation.
State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., as subrogee of Alan and Heather Shaw, filed a complaint on Jan. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against American-Hungerford Building Products, Topbuilder Corp., formerly known as Masco Contractor Services, et al. alleging negligence, breach of implied warranties and breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the Shaws own a property in Hanover and had an insurance policy with State Farm on it. The suit states the defendants installed insulation at the property in the chimney-chase area and in January 2016, a fire started at the property due the improper installation of insulation. State Farm alleges the Shaws suffered more than $250,000 worth of damages to their property and made claims for the damages.
The plaintiffs holds American-Hungerford Building Products, Topbuilder Corp., formerly known as Masco Contractor Services, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to exercise reasonable care and failed to competently install and/or supervise the insulation of the chase and flue areas.
The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $250,000 plus interest, court costs, delay damages and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Daniel J. de Luca of de Luca Levine LLC in Blue Bell.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania case number 1:18-cv-00135-JEJ