Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

EVERYTHING INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW WIND/HAIL STATUTE IN TEXAS: HB 1774 AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU NOW.

Effective September 1, 2017, Texas new law governing wind and hail claims submitted by Texas insureds (and their PAs, lawyers and other representatives) put new significant new requirements on those submitting property claims in Texas arising out of wind or hail events. Read more...

TDI ISSUES HURRICANE HARVEY BULLETINS

Hurricane Harvey Resources

FORT WORTH FEDERAL COURT DISMISSES COOKIE-CUTTER WIND/HAIL SUIT

Recently, Federal District Court Judge McBryde from Ft. Worth summarily dismissed all claims pled against an insurer in a typically vague and formulaic lawsuit alleging severe but unspecified damage to a Fort Worth home as a result of a recent hailstorm.  Read more...

SAN ANTONIO FEDERAL COURT STANDS ON DISMISSAL OF ALL CLAIMS IN FIRE CASE

A Federal District Court in San Antonio recently refused to reconsider its prior grant of summary judgment in an insurer’s favor on a residential fire case.  Read more...

HOUSTON COURT OF APPEALS ENFORCES NOTICE CONDITION AND RULES ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE OF SUIT IRRELEVANT

The Houston Court of Appeals recently affirmed an insurer’s summary judgment win on violation of a CGL policy’s notice provision.  Read more...