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Plaintiffs’ counsel contended that Irma damaged some 130 of the Lerners’ roof tiles and resultantly caused a leak that damaged the home’s kitchen, the home’s garage, a bathroom and a bedroom. (Credit: Shutterstock) Plaintiffs’ counsel contended that Irma damaged some 130 of the Lerners’ roof tiles and resultantly caused a leak that damaged the home’s kitchen, the home’s garage, a bathroom and a bedroom. (Credit: Shutterstock)

A Boca Raton couple was awarded $107,000 in a dispute with their insurer over damage to their home.

In March 2019, plaintiff Alyssa Lerner and her husband, plaintiff Jeffrey Lerner, discovered that a leak had damaged their home, which was located in Boca Raton. The leak was a result of damage of the home’s roof. The Lerners suspected that the damage had been created on Sept. 10, 2017, when Hurricane Irma struck the Boca Raton area. The Lerners sought reimbursement from their insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corp., but the claim was denied.

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