Hawaii paddle board shop owner sues insurance company

Published On: Mar 14 2014 07:00:00 PM HST
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HONOLULU -

Two Pioneers of standup paddle boarding say an insurance company left them up a creek without a paddle, and they are suing for millions.

The trouble started with an auto accident. Owners of C4 Waterman say a truck hit a fire hydrant in front of their store in Kaka'ako. Soon their store and their livelihoods were washed out.

Owner Todd Bradley says 50,000 gallons of water caved in the roof and ruined the shop. The truck was with King Food Service and was insured by Travelers Insurance. But Bradley says Travelers refused to pay for repairs and did not compensate C-4 for lost profits.

Eventually the owners had to sell their shop and they are still battling.

"We are trying to collect our damages of what we lost. A lot of our family, friends, our 'ohana had a lot of money in this thing, to build it to where it was and where it was going and it is gone," said Bradley.

C4 waterman owners were able to find a buyer that will continue C4 waterman.

Owners are suing for damages at more than 10 million dollars.

When KITV reached out to King Food Service and Travelers Insurance for comment no response was received.

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