Mrs. Myrtle Zeesman brought suit against Aetna Insurance Company to recover under a fire insurance policy, alleging that the houses insured thereunder had been destroyed by fire, that the value exceeded the face amount of the policy, and that due proof of loss had been made to the company and along therewith a demand for payment. She also sought to recover damages and attorney's fees for bad faith in refusing to pay. The company answered, admitting that it had issued the policy sued on, insuring a dwelling therein described, but denied that it covered additionally certain private structures, pecan trees, shrubs, etc., which were also destroyed and for which recovery was sought. Demurrers were filed to the petition, general and special.
Defendant moved for summary judgment based upon the pleadings and answers made by the plaintiff to interrogatories propounded to her by the defendant. The motion was denied and defendant, obtaining a certificate for review, appeals. Held:
But there are substantial issues of fact for submission to the jury concerning, among other things, coverage, value, the amount of the loss. See Southern Ins. &c. Co. v. A. Lewis & Bros., 42 Ga. 587 (4)
; Travelers Ins. Co. v. Sheppard, 85 Ga. 751
, 761 (12 SE 18
); Security Life &c. Co. v. Smith, 220 Ga. 744 (3) (141 SE2d 405)
. Denial of the defendant's motion for summary judgment was proper.
Benjamin Zeesman, for appellee.