Federal class-action suit claims Lloyd’s, underwriters, defrauded Puna homeowners

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald This aerial photo shows fissure 8 spewing lava in Leilani Estates during 2018's lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kilauea volcano. A class-action lawsuit was filed last month against Lloyd's of London and certain underwriters, claiming homeowners in lava-ravaged areas were defrauded on insurance policies.

A federal class-action lawsuit alleges that Lloyd’s of London and its affiliated insurance brokers unlawfully steered Hawaii homeowners in lava-ravaged areas away from comprehensive home insurance coverage established by the state.