August 06th, 2012
(BlackMediaScoop) Recent court filings show Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin is not playing around! She filed a claim for monetary damages against an insurance company for the Retreat at Twin Lakes homeowners association in her 17-year-old son’s death.
She has also filed a request for an undisclosed amount of money from the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund, a state fund established to help crime victims with various costs.
The insurance claim was revealed in paperwork filed last week by Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America. In those documents, the insurer seeks clarification of its responsibilities in the teen’s death and asks a federal judge to clear it of any liability.
The teen, who was staying at Retreat at Twin Lakes with his father’s girlfriend, was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman Feb. 26 while returning from a local 7-Eleven store, authorities say. Prosecutors allege Zimmerman profiled and pursued the teen; Zimmerman says he fired in self defense after Trayvon attacked.
About a month after the shooting, the federal filings show, Travelers issued an insurance policy to the homeowners association, effective March 30. Travelers writes in its filing that the company “is in doubt of its rights” under the policy and “seeks a declaration of its rights and obligations with respect to the claim” made by Fulton.
The insurance company cites an exemption in its policy with the homeowners association, which says the insurer “shall not be liable to make any payment” arising from “bodily injury, sickness, mental anguish, emotional distress, disease or death of any person, provided that this exclusion shall not apply” to allegations “made as part of a Claim for Wrongful Employment Practices.”
Basically they’re trying to get out of paying up!
The insurer has asked the court to rule that Travelers “has no duty to defend The Retreat at Twin Lakes” against Fulton’s claim. The amount of Fulton’s claim is not explicitly stated in the court filings, but the insurance company writes that the “amount in controversy exceeds the sum of $75,000.”