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Wind and water damage insurance action from North Wales plaintiff goes to arbitration


By Nicholas Malfitano | May 21, 2019

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PHILADELPHIA – After a continuance, arbitration proceedings have been rescheduled for a matter involving a North Wales plaintiff who claimed Farmers Insurance failed to insure her for losses due to wind and water damage at her property.

Such sessions connected to a lawsuit initiated by Jayshree Boghara have now been slated for a hearing on May 31 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas’ Arbitration Center on JFK Boulevard, in Center City, Philadelphia.

Boghara, of North Wales, first filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on May 23, 2018 versus Farmers Insurance Exchange and Farmers Insurance, Inc. (both doing business as “Farmers Insurance”), both of Los Angeles.

Per the litigation, Farmers Insurance provided coverage for a property located in North Wales to offer protection from wind and water damage. Such an incident did transpire on May 24, 2017, and the suit explains the loss was reported to Farmers Insurance.

“After repeated demands for payment from the defendant, the defendant continues to refuse payment of the related damages to said property. As of this date, defendant has continually refused to pay damages associated with plaintiff’s damage claims and, furthermore, has concluded that all damages to plaintiff’s property are not covered losses. Defendant accepted valid policy premiums from plaintiff so that coverage may be afforded in the event such as described above, has failed to fulfill their contractual obligations associated with the payment of said claim,” the suit stated.

For counts of breach of contract, bad faith and common law bad faith, the plaintiff is seeking all contractual damages deemed payable to plaintiff, interest with those monies associated with the damage of said property, losses associated with the use and efficacy of plaintiff’s building, attorney’s fees and costs associated with the filing of this action and the litigation of this matter, plus all other relief the Court deems just and proper.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc A. Weinberg of Saffren & Weinberg, in Jenkintown.

The defendants are represented by Jennie Philip and James P. Shay of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180502511

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Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & GogginPhiladelphia County Court of Common PleasSaffren & Weinberg