James Holbrook, III

James Holbrook, III

Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP

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Fracking Bans Don't Trigger Civil Authority Coverage

On Nov. 4, 2014, voters in Denton, Texas, which is home to more than 270 natural gas wells, approved a ballot initiative banning all hydraulic fracturing within the city’s limits. The Denton ban, which took effect on Dec. 2,...more

1/8/2015 - Citizen Initiative Campaigns Civil Authority Coverage Commercial General Liability Policies Fracking Fracking Bans Local Ordinance

2014 Hail-Related Insurance Litigation Year In Review

The number of lawsuits arising from hail-damage claims to residential and commercial properties has increased dramatically over the past few years. Indeed, since 2012, hundreds of lawsuits alleging underpayment of...more

12/29/2014 - Claims Procedures Insurance Litigation Property Damage Property Insurance

AMJ Investments May Not Alter Texas Claims Landscape

Section 541 of the Texas Insurance Code authorizes a private cause of action through which an insured can recover the “actual damages” caused by its insurer’s violation of the statute’s fair-claims handling provisions. And,...more

9/25/2014 - Appeals Breach of Contract Damages Insurers

Texas' Atty Fee Statute — Elevating Form Over Substance?

Texas follows the American Rule, which provides that litigants may recover attorneys' fees only if specifically provided for by contract or statute. One such statute — Section 38.001 of the Texas Civil Practice Remedies Code...more

4/24/2014 - Attorney's Fees Pharmaceutical Referral Fees

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