JURY FINDS NO LIABILITY IN HAILSTORM CASE INVOLVING 250 TOWNHOMES

June 20, 2011

Virginia-based Colony Insurance Company last week won a take-nothing judgment in a lawsuit brought by a homeowners association seeking coverage for roof damage to 250 townhomes.  In Summer Hill Village Community Association, Inc. v. Colony Insurance Co., No. 2008-50184, in the 133rd  District of Harris County, Texas, the HOA contended that damage to the townhomes’ composition shingle roofs suffered major damage in a May 2007 hailstorm, and sued for $22 million.  The jury sided with the insurer, whose investigation found no recent wind or hail damage to the roofs.

Our firm had the privilege of consulting with and assisting the carrier and lead defense counsel Bill Eggleston of Eggleston & Briscoe in Houston in certain aspects of this case before trial. We wish to congratulate Mr. Eggleston and his trial team on this very impressive trial victory. Congratulations on a job well done!