In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals of Texas for the Fourteenth District revisited the scope of the appraisal process in light of the prior holding in State Farm Lloyds v. Johnson, 290 S.W.3d 886 (Tex. 2009).
Numerous commentators and academics have written about the growth of M&A litigation over the last several years. Less noticed, but perhaps more significant, has been the growing tendency of institutional and other large...more
A frequent issue in first party property insurance claims is whether a party has waived the right to invoke the appraisal process in the adjustment of a property claim. Appraisal is the mechanism for determining the amount of...more
Agencies Propose Rule Exempting Certain Mortgages from Appraisal Requirements -
On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Fed”), Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection,...more
A business valuation can reward years of work and commitment by timely determining the proper value of an interest to a withdrawing equity holder. It can also end in years of dispute in the courts with former business...more
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