Judge won’t dismiss Leilani homeowners’ lawsuit

  • Philip and Lanell Haysmer are suing Lloyd’s of London and insurance adjusters for not covering the loss of their Leilani Estates home in May during the Kilauea eruption. COURTESY PHOTO

HILO — A judge denied a motion to dismiss a claim brought against Lloyd’s of London by an elderly Puna couple who allege their insurer acted in bad faith by not approving the claim they made after losing their home during the eruption of Kilauea volcano earlier this year.