Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - November 15, 2016

February 17, 2017

Texas Supreme Court Finds Fence is Covered as Part of Dwelling Overturns Appellate Court and Summary Judgment in Favor of Insurer

The Supreme Court of Texas recently found that a wind damaged fence on the insured property was part of the dwelling and not an "other structure" covered by a lower policy limit.  Read more...

Appellate Court Affirms Take-Nothing Judgment Against Insurer in Hurricane Ike Property Damage Claim

The Houston Court of Appeals, 14th District affirmed the trial court's take nothing judgment against Fireman's Fund Insurance in a lawsuit seeking over $100,000 million in damages related to a Hurricane Ike property damage claim.  Read more...

Insurer’s Affirmative Defenses Negate Findings in Favor of Insured

The Houston Court of Appeals affirmed a take nothing judgment in favor of an insurer based on affirmative defenses that served to negate breach of contract and extra-contractual findings against them.  Read more...