Oregon Woman Claims Chicago Desk Adjusters Undervalued Her Loss From Skunk Odor

 Friday, August 10, 2018

 Insurance Business

Katherine Schaeffer knew instantly something was wrong when she woke in the middle of a warm summer night to a horrible stench and her dog rolling all over her bed. A skunk had apparently crept into her Grants Pass home and sprayed her dog and her belongings. In a lawsuit, Schaeffer said the stink ruined more than $112,000 worth of her possessions. She’s also seeking $38,000 for other costs, including cleaning and living expenses because her home was uninhabitable immediately after the Sept. 12 incident. But her insurance company, Safeco Insurance, has given her only a fraction of the amount-- $2,000, the suit said.