Texas is in the midst of a hail lawsuit crisis. Tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed across the state, with dozens more being filed every day. Many of the lawsuits involve meritless claims solicited by case-runners...more
With the onslaught of recent hail and other weather related litigation, insurance carriers routinely see excessive and unreasonable settlement demands in statutorily required presuit notice letters. The “excessive demand...more
Amid the onslaught of Texas hail claims litigation, one Texas federal district court recently confirmed that in order for an insured to receive any portion of a replacement-cost holdback under a property insurance policy, it...more
Ever since the Texas Supreme Court drastically broadened the scope of appraisal in State Farm Lloyds v. Johnson, insurance companies providing coverage in Texas have likely wondered if continuing to include an appraisal...more
Nearly every estimate submitted on behalf of a Texas building owner for the replacement of a commercial roof includes the same last two line items...
Originally published in Texas Law360 on December 2, 2013....more
Hailstorms are inevitable in Texas, and so is the experience of the typical homeowner in their aftermath. Countless flyers are taped to the front door, yard sign ads spring up in the neighborhood, and the phone and doorbell...more