Chubb, Homeowners Settle High-Dollar Suit over Ohio Mansion Fire

September 24, 2017

A dispute over a multi-million-dollar insurance claim for a suburban Cincinnati mansion that burned down in 2014 has been settled weeks before a scheduled trial.

A federal court filing says attorneys for Jeffrey and Maria Decker and their insurer informed the judge the matter was settled, but the document doesn’t offer details. The settlement hasn’t been finalized.

The Deckers sued Chubb National Insurance Co. after it declined to pay their $14 million claim for the fire at their mansion in Indian Hill, which had nearly 15,000 square feet of living space.

They originally sued Chubb for nearly $60 million saying it didn’t honor their claims. The lawsuit filed in February 2015 sought more than $14 million for breach of contract and more than $44 million for damages including financial loss of policy payments.

Chubb countersued in April 2015 , accusing Deckers of intentionally misrepresenting information during the investigation. It sought repayment of $700,000 from the Deckers.

The Deckers say they cooperated with the investigation.

The cause of the blaze hasn’t been determined.

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  • October 2, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    Agent says:
    Wow, wonder what the premium was for this home. Chubb is into the high value market and these things will happen sooner or later.
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