Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

COURT OF APPEALS REAFFIRMS INSURED’S DUTY TO SEGREGATE COVERED DAMAGES, EVEN AFTER INSURER MAKES PARTIAL PAYMENT

Last Friday, a Texas appellate court upheld a summary judgment in favor of a property insurer based on the “concurrent cause” doctrine because the insured had failed to segregate its allegedly covered damages from non-covered damages.  Read more...

OVERPAYING CARRIERS CONTINUE TO HAVE DIFFICULTY COLLECTING FROM UNDERPAYING CARRIERS IN TEXAS

Last week, a federal judge in Dallas undertook the difficult task of allocating damages covered by two umbrella policies when the underlying suit is settled without trial.  Read more...

PROPERTY INSURER CUTS OFF POST-APPRAISAL PROMPT PAYMENT CLAIMS BY PROMPTLY PAYING WHAT IT OWES

Last Wednesday, a property insurer facing a post-appraisal claim under Texas Insurance Code Chapter 542 (Prompt Payment of Claims) won a summary judgment.  Read more...