Blog Posts in September, 2014

Sharing Protective Orders in Texas

Not surprisingly, insurance companies rarely like to share. In many insurance disputes, there are hundreds and even thousands of similarly situated cases. Meaning if you have been wronged in a certain ...
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Largest Defamation Verdict in Indiana Upheld Against State Farm

On September 16, 2014, an Indiana contractor was awarded $14.5+ million in a defamation claim against State Farm. This is the largest defamation verdict in Indiana history. In 2006, a large storm blew ...
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When Insurers Refuse to Pay Overhead and Profit

If your insurer is offering to settle part of your claim, but refuses to pay overhead and profit costs, you may have a claim for breach of contract. Overhead and profit is generally charged by ...
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Houston, Texas Jury Finds State Farm is Not a Good Neighbor- Court Agrees

In 2012, a windstorm damaged Deborah Hanson's home in Cypress, Texas. As you might expect, she made a claim for the damage, fully expecting State Farm, her insurer, to live up to the cheery ads it ...
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Nebraska Among States Adopting Pro-Insured Matching Regulations.

Although the "Unfair Property/Casualty Claims Settlement Practices Model Regulation" was taken up by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners back in 1990, states are increasingly ...
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Insurers Reminded Again That Total Roof Replacement Recommended Following Storm Damage

If you are currently fighting a roof damage claim, you probably already know this – your insurer does not want to replace your roof. Even if your policy requires it. Even if your roofer has told ...
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John Scott Black Selected for 2014 Texas Super Lawyers, by Thompson Reuters

We are proud to announce that Attorney John Scott Black has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers® listing. What is Super Lawyers, by Thompson Reuters and what does inclusion ...
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Insurance Companies Wrongfully Delay Claims for Profit

At Daly & Black, P.C., we deal with insurance companies on a daily basis and we continuously observe their practices; for example, how they treat their policyholders, how long they take to settle ...
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