BELLEVILLE — A homeowner is suing Country Casualty Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of insurance contract for refusing to cover damage from a fire.

Thomas D. Swearengin, who owns the subject property in Millstadt, filed a complaint on March 27 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court alleging that the insurer denied plaintiff's claim without due cause and proper investigation.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 22, 2016, while his insurance policy was in effect, plaintiff's insured residence and personal property suffered loss caused by fire and smoke. Swearengin states that he filed a claim and furnished defendant with due proof of the loss. He holds Country Casualty Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly failed and refused to pay the sum owed to plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount greater than $50,000, plus interest, costs of this suit, attorney's fees and all other relief as the court may deem proper. He is represented by Jason R. Caraway and Billy A. Hendrickson of Caraway, Fisher & Broombaugh PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-154

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