Fearing coastal ‘economic chaos,’ Texas lawmaker files first of 3 windstorm insurance bills

via Dallas Business Journal Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, has filed the first of his three bills to address issues with the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Taylor’s Senate Bill 498 extends TWIA’s waiver program, which would otherwise expire at the end of the year. Avoiding that lapse in windstorm coverage is important because many homeowners lose policies through no fault […]

Lawsuit Over Barking Dog Could Cost A Seattle Family Their Home

via The Inquisitr Denise Norton of North Seattle may learn the hard way that you cannot ignore lawsuits even ones about a barking dog. Ignoring her neighbor’s lawsuit over her dog Cawper’s barking could now cost Norton her home. Norton’s neighbor Woodrow Thompson filed a lawsuit that alleges that the sound of Cawper’s barking intentionally caused him […]

Attorneys, Insurers Facing Off over Hail Litigation in Texas

via Insurance Journal The vestiges of twin hailstorms that ravaged the south Texas coast in 2012 are now blowing through the halls of the Capitol in Austin. Two of the state’s most-powerful lobbies, the insurance industry and trial lawyers, are gearing up for a fight over a push to ease penalties against companies that deny […]