6 Insurance Lawsuits Filed Over Oregon Labor Day 2020 Fires

 Tuesday, September 20, 2022

 Mail Tribune

A half-dozen Oregon homeowners and businesses have filed federal lawsuits this month alleging underpayments in the aftermath of the destructive Labor Day 2020 wildfires, including the Almeda Fire.

Two Talent homeowners, a Phoenix homeowner and a Phoenix plumbing business are among plaintiffs in six lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Oregon this month alleging breach of contract stemming from insurance claim disputes.

Five of those six lawsuits name State Farm and Casualty Company as defendant.

The exception is Teck Plumbing LLC, which filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against Ohio Security Insurance Company Sept. 6, stemming from underpaid insurance claims for its two commercial structures in the 600 block of North Main Street in Phoenix.