JURY TRIAL VERDICT FAVORABLE TO DEFENSE IN WIND/HAIL COVERAGE CASE
In Andrew Pitre v. State Farm Lloyds, Dkt 4-13-cv-03162 (S.D.Tex. - Houston, 2015), after a three day trial in federal court on this first party property case concerning claims of alleged wind and hail damages to a residential roof and water intrusion damages to the home, the jury deliberated for about six hours and found only $20,000 in damages for breach of contract. Plaintiff claimed all the slopes of his roof sustained covered damage, which in turn caused the water intrusion damages. Plaintiff’s expert opined the damages were in excess of $43,000. Defendant’s expert opined the damages were around $13,000. All extra-contractual claims were dismissed by the Court before the matter was submitted to the jury. Plaintiff was represented by Scott Hunziker of the Voss Law Firm. The Defendant was represented by Brian Chandler.