Wawanesa General Insurance seeks subrogation from federal government

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – An insurance company alleges that the federal government has failed to respond to its property damage claim.

LOS ANGELES – An insurance company alleges that the federal government has failed to respond to its property damage claim.

Wawanesa General Insurance Co. filed a complaint on June 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against United States of America and Does 1-20 seeking subrogation.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 3, 2017, its insured suffered a loss of property as a result of the negligence of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service employee. The plaintiff alleges it submitted a claim with the defendant in September 2017 for the property damages and the defendant has failed to deny or accept liability for the claim.

The plaintiff holds United States of America and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to either deny or accept liability for the claim in a timely manner.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants for compensatory damages in the amount of $9,249.55, plus costs of suit, and further relief as the court may deem proper. It is represented by Mark R. Nivinskus of Nivinskus Law Group in Fullerton.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-05031

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