Owners of Ohio mansion destroyed by fire sue insurer for $60M, say their claims not honored

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The owners of a $4 million mansion that burned to the ground in suburban Cincinnati last year are suing their insurance company for almost $60 million, saying it didn't honor their claims.

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Court documents show homeowners Jeffrey and Maria Decker sued Warren, New Jersey-based Chubb National Insurance Co. this month in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

The lawsuit says the insurer gave no reasonable justification for not honoring the couple's insurance claims. It seeks $44 million for damages including financial loss of policy payments.

The January 2014 fire at the 10,000-square-foot home in the upscale Indian Hill area took hours to extinguish. The county auditor's website listed the home as being worth more than $4 million.

Chubb spokesman Mark Schussel said Wednesday the insurer doesn't comment on claims or pending litigation.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.