HARRISBURG — State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. is suing Chimney Sweep Systems Inc., citing alleged breach of contract, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty, and negligence.
State Farm filed the complaint on Aug. 14, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, against Chimney Sweep Systems Inc., alleging that the licensed contractor failed to follow applicable safety guidelines and regulations.
State Farm alleges it has suffered monetary loss for its obligation to pay $300,000 as insurance coverage to property owned by Matthew and Kimberly Keiper, whose property was damaged by fire on Jan. 2. State Farm alleges the fire was the result of negligence by the defendant to properly and appropriately complete contracted work on the fireplace and chimney system at 41 Pebble Lane in Biglerville, Pennsylvania.
The plaintiff holds Chimney Sweep Systems Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to adequately perform maintenance, repairs, cleaning, and other work on the property, failed to properly complete an adequate inspection of the property, and failed to notify the owner of the property of the fire hazard, according to the lawsuit.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $300,000, plus interest, delay damages and such other relief as the Court deems appropriate. They are represented by Daniel J. de Luca of De Luca Levine LLC in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 18-cv-01607