Window washer caused $85k in damages, insurer says

Kelly Holleran Apr. 21, 2010, 7:00am

An insurance company has filed suit against a window washer that it claims caused more than $80,000 worth of damages to one of its insured's buildings.

Selective Insurance Company of America claims Shell Community Federal Credit Union located at 101 Lakin Boulevard in Wood River hired defendant Bruce Hill doing business as Clearview Window Cleaning to clean its windows on June 14, 2007.

According to the complaint filed April 14 in Madison County Circuit Court, Hill somehow damaged Shell Community Federal Credit Union, although the suit does not specify how he damaged the building.

Because of Hill's damage, Selective Insurance was forced to pay $85,262, the suit states.

In addition to the money it says it paid to Shell Community Federal Credit Union, Selective Insurance Company seeks costs.

Elaine LeChien of The Law Offices of LeChien and LeChien in Belleville will be representing it.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-419.

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