Insurer, Auto Center Debate Negligence, Duty In House Fire Coverage Suit
(May 24, 2016, 11:25 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — In a complaint and answer filed in a Georgia federal court, an insurance company and an auto repair center dispute whether purported negligence in an auto repair job led to a house fire and a resulting insurance claim exceeding $500,000 (Chubb National Insurance Co. v. Doyle/Herndon & Associates Inc., No. 1:16-cv-01072, N.D. Ga.).
On Aug. 8, 2014, a fire damaged the Atlanta home of Don and Marlene Hart. Chubb National Insurance Co. paid the Harts $521,584 for the damages to their home....