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Odessa Hailstorm Causes Nearly $500 Million in Damages

A recent 30-minute-long hailstorm in Odessa caused close to $500 million in damages, according to estimates from the Insurance Council of Texas. That includes substantial damages to over 35,000 ...
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Hailstorm smashes cars, covers streets in Dallas-Fort Worth area

Was your home or business affected by the Fort Worth hail disaster? Today's storm may be among the costliest in North Texas history. Properly documenting and handling an insurance claim is ...
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Insurers in Texas Cannot Lay Behind the Log and Invoke Appraisal Whenever They Want

On August 27, 2015, the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas denied GuideOne National Insurance Company’s petition for writ of mandamus in a case alleging bad faith and breach of contract. The ...
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Court Finds Loss Payment Provisions Ambiguous As to Appraisal Award, Denies Insurer's Motion for Summary Judgment Against Daly & Black Client

Most insurance policies afford the parties the option of invoking, when the parties cannot agree on the amount of the loss, a process called appraisal where each party appoints an appraiser and the ...
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Daly & Black, P.C. obtains jury verdict against Acceptance Indemnity Insurance Company

On May 8, 2015 our firm, along with the Loyd Law Firm, of San Antonio, Texas, obtained a breach of contract verdict against an insurance company that failed to honor its agreement with a Houston ...
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Court allows bad faith claims to proceed despite payment of appraisal award

Court allows bad faith claims to proceed despite payment of appraisal award; denies insurer's motion for summary judgment. Insurance companies frequently argue that when the insurer invokes ...
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State Farm Seeks FAA Permission to Test Drones

Truth is often stranger than fiction. The Chicago Tribune reported just this week that insurance giant State Farm has filed an application with the FAA to test the use of drones to capture images, ...
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Devastating Storm Hammers North and Central Texas

A fast-moving storm with large hail and straight-line winds up to 85 miles per hour blew through North and Central Texas on Thursday, October 2, 2014, leaving thousands without electricity and causing ...
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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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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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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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