Still, the case is far from being settled, and this summer, purported owner
Skinner filed suit in July against the
Skinner and his attorney,
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"To date, neither defendant nor defendant's representatives have provided sufficient detail to permit plaintiff to understand or respond to the insurer's position," Skinner's claim states. "Despite requests from plaintiff, defendant has failed to cover the damage to plaintiff's property ... the insurance agreement between the parties constitutes a contract. The defendant has breached the terms of the contract by failing to provide coverage for the damage to the plaintiff's commercial property."
Not so fast, responded the attorney for
A few months after the fire, Skinner was charged with arson and insurance deception after a joint investigation by members of the
Skinner is asking the court to grant damages, attorney's fees and interest on damages at 1.5 percent per month.
Both parties are asking the court for a two-month stay of all proceedings in the civil action because of the pending criminal trial, according to a joint motion for stay that was submitted on
The lawsuit against
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