EDWARDSVILLE — State Farm is suing two Illinois residents, alleging their negligence caused damage to Cottage Hills property they were leasing.

State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, acting for Kenny & Lori Herrin, filed a lawsuit Sept. 12 in Madison County Circuit Court against John Louis Piper Jr. and Amy Rice, alleging the defendants negligently cooked methamphetamine on the Herrins' premises.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 10, 2013, the Herrins leased the Cottage Hills property to Piper. The suit says, on that date, the defendants were cooking methamphetamine when the home caught fire. 

The lawsuit states the fire caused $91,730 in damages. The plaintiff alleges Piper and Rice failed to act in a reasonable manner for the safety of other people's property.

State Farm seeks trial by jury, judgment of $91,730, together with court costs. It is represented by attorney Harry Ray Chiles Jr. of Harry Chiles & Associates in Wheaton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1283

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