Appraisal Awards

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5th Circ. Continues Pro-Appraisal Trend In Texas

While appraisal is a method of dispute resolution commonly provided for in insurance contracts, many jurisdictions lack a well-developed body of case law addressing questions relating to the scope of appraisal, the role of...more

Texas Court – Appraisal Award Insufficient to Defeat Insured’s Breach of Contract Claim

A recent federal opinion from Judge Sam Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, found that an insurer’s payment of an appraisal award was insufficient to defeat the insured’s breach of contract claim, and...more

Does a Bad Faith Cause of Action Survive an Appraisal Award? The Answer May Be, “It Depends.” Two recent federal court decisions –...

Intermodal Equipment Logistics, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas - Earlier this year, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled an insured can pursue its bad faith claim even...more

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