Fisher Island Condo Owners Get $139,000 for Water Damage

May 13, 2015
Daily Business Review

The owners of a Fisher Island condo have prevailed in their water damage-mold suit against their insurance carrier.

Jacoby and Veranda Dickens filed suit in early 2013 against Castle Key Insurance Co. for breach of contract after the company failed to pay for alleged water damage-mold in a powder room.

In April 2013 Jacoby Dickens died, and the suit was amended to add Veranda Dickens. The plaintiffs claimed the property was damaged by water suddenly escaping from a master bedroom shower.

The company argued the water damage was neither sudden nor accidental. The jury agreed with Dickens, finding she proved by the greater weight of evidence that water escaped from the master bedroom source and awarded $139,383.

Case: Dickens v. Castle Key Insurance

Case No.: 1:13-cv-20300-CMM

Plaintiffs attorneys: Heather Ann Rutecki, Rutecki and Associates, Miami; Dale S. Dobuler and Danya J. Pincavage, Ver Ploeg & Lumkin, Miami

Defense attorneys: Daniel T. Doyle and Brian C. Hunter, Chimpoulis & Hunter, Davie

About Rutecki & Associates, P.A.

Rutecki & Associates, P.A. is a law firm made up of attorneys with individual and collective prestige. Located in the landmark Miami Tower for nearly two decades, Rutecki & Associates, P.A. enjoys cultivating strong personal relationships as well as elevating itself to be one of the most reputable private practices around. This allows Rutecki & Assocaites, P.A. to compete with even the largest law firms.

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