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TURNPIKE GIN, LLC et al v. PENN MILLERS INSURANCE COMPANY

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Case Number: 
1:14-cv-01321 Search Pacer
ACE Group party(s): 
Opposing Party: 
Turnpike Gin, LLC
Court Type: 
Federal
US District Court: 
Western District of Tennessee
Date Filed: 
Dec 1 2014

COME now the Plaintiff in this matter and would respectfully show unto the court
as follows:
1. That Plaintiff is a Tennessee Limited Liability Company and a general
Partnership and has its principal place of business in Haywood County, Tennessee.
2. The Defendant is incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania and is
authorized to provide insurance for casualty and property damage in the State of
Tennessee.
3. Defendant issued a policy, being #PAC2605175-01 to Plaintiff to cover
certain property and business damages. On or about July 18, 2013, Plaintiff experienced
damages to the roof and cotton gin due to a windstorm with high velocity winds causing
damage to its building’s roof which resulted in numerous leaks.
4. The roof had to be replaced for a total cost of $46,000.00. Plaintiff obtained
the services of an independent company, Bigham Roof Consulting, which concluded that
the damage to the warehouse was caused by the storm of July 18, 2013.
5. Plaintiff further alleges that Defendant has violated the provisions of TCA
56-7-105 by using bad faith in refusing to pay the claim, which entitles Plaintiff to up to
25% of the liability for the loss plus attorney fees and other loss.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully request that:
1. Proper process be issued on the above named Defendant requiring them to
answer said Complaint.
2. That this Court find that Defendant owes a duty to Plaintiff under the terms
and conditions of the insurance policy.
3. That the Defendant be ordered to pay for the damages sustained to the
Plaintiff’s buildings.
4. That this Court find that the Defendant acted in bad faith in denying the
claim and be responsible for all punitive damages allowed by TCA 56-7-101 et seq.
5. For such other further and general relief as this Honorable Court may deem
appropriate.

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