BENTON — A landlord's insurance company accuses a tenant of causing a fire.
Conifer Insurance Company, assignee of Jin Di Lin, filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Jian Yun Yang.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges Yang was Lin's tenant when he carelessly started a fire while cooking and damaged the Carmi property.
The insurance company had to pay out more than $100,000 due to the fire, the suit states.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant. It is represented by Robert J. Radice of Horas Radice & Associates LLC in St. Louis and Daniel J. de Luca of De Luca | Levin in Blue Bell, PA.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:18-cv-01534-NJR-SCW