Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - November 12, 2019

November 12, 2019

COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS THAT TRIAL COURT ABUSED ITS DISCRETION BY NOT ABATING DISCOVERY ON EXTRACONTRACTUAL CLAIMS IN UM/UIM CASE

Last week, in a UM/UIM case, a Houston court of appeals held that the trial court abused its discretion in permitting the insured to conduct discovery on the insured’s Texas Insurance Code and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (“DTPA”) claims.  Read more...

COURT OF APPEALS CONCLUDES THAT PAYMENT OF APPRAISAL AWARD RENDERED EXTRACONTRACTUAL CLAIMS MOOT, EXCEPT TPPCA CLAIM

Last week, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals concluded that State Farm’s payment of appraisal award rendered the insureds’ extracontractual claims moot, except their claim for violation of Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act (“TPPCA”).  Read more...