Category: First Party Plaintiff Insurance/ Policyholder

Dallas Tornado Claims – How Recent Texas Legislation Helps Insurance Companies Deny, Delay, and Underpay Claims

According to a quick Google search, the origin of the phrase, “death by a thousand cuts,” is from a now-illegal form of execution in China called lingchi.  Lingchi got its start in the tenth century and was in practice in China until it was banned in 1905.  During this particularly gruesome form of torture and execution, [..]

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Court Dismisses All Downstream Addicks and Barker Reservoir Claims – Read the Federal Opinion Just Released Today

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Senior Judge Loren A. Smith dismissed all downstream Addicks and Barker Reservoir claims in an opinion just released this afternoon.  Judge Smith writes, “[b]ased on the above analysis of both state and federal law, it seems clear to this Court that neither Texas law nor federal law provides plaintiffs with [..]

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Read the Court’s Opinion – Army Corps found liable for flooding damage upstream of Addicks, Barker reservoirs

In his December 17, 2019 opinion, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Senior Judge Charles F. Lettow writes, “the evidence demonstrates the Corps was aware or should have been aware since the initial construction of the dams and at every point onward, that the flood pools in the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs would at some point [..]

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Bellwether Court Victory for Harvey Victims – Army Corps found liable for flooding damage upstream of Addicks, Barker reservoirs

In a historic victory against the federal government on December 17, 2019, a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge ruled the flood damage to homes and businesses above the Addicks and Barker reservoirs dams that span Harris and Fort Bend counties was a foreseeable result of government’s actions. The Houston Chronicle has the story.

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Urgent! Sign this Petition Against Insurance Industry Proposed Legislation- Goes to House Floor for Debate on May 4th

HB 1774 is out of committee and going to debate on the House floor on Thursday May 4, 2017. This bill, along with its companion bill out of the Texas Senate, SB 10, seeks to reduce a policyholder’s rights and abilities to hold insurance companies accountable for denied, delayed or underpaid insurance claims.  If you [..]

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