G. Brian Odom

G. Brian Odom

Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

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Keeping Pace With Texas Hail Claim 'Case-Runners'

Texas insurance carrier clients writing significant property insurance business in Texas all confirm a disturbing trend. Historically, Texas insurers have seen less than 2 percent of their property insurance claims result in...more

11/24/2014 - Homeowner's Insurance Hurricane Ike Insurance Industry Property Damage Property Insurance

Why Texas Insurers Need To Report Fraudulent Hail Claims

In Amarillo, Texas, with clipboard, camera and marking chalk in hand, a seasoned insurance company adjuster climbs his ladder onto the roof of an apartment building. He’s looking for hail damage following a recent hailstorm...more

7/9/2014 - Fraud Property Damage Property Insurance

Insurers, Beware Of Unnamed 3rd Parties' Hidden Rights

Generally, the language of an insurance policy governs the rights to any proceeds thereunder. However, many courts recognize a number of different theories that may allow third parties not specifically named as insureds in...more

10/9/2013 - Third-Party Third-Party Beneficiaries

Appraisal Process Is Ripe For Revision

Appraisal has long been utilized as a tool for resolution of disputes over the amount of loss at issue in property insurance claims. Appraisal was once an amicable, prompt and independent process to resolve claims when...more

6/17/2013 - Appraisal Dispute Resolution Mutual Agreement Procedure Property Insurance

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