Monthly Archives: October 2014

Texas Supreme Court Accepts a Concurrent Cause and Ordinance or Law Matter Involving Hurricane Ike

On October 3rd, the Texas Supreme Court granted a policyholder’s petition for review in a Hurricane Ike matter that potentially gives Texas’ highest court an opportunity to address several important insurance issues.  They include concurrent cause in wind and flood losses and the insured’s burden of proof under policy provisions affording coverage when local ordinances mandate demolition and reconstruction and the authorities’ decision that those ordinances were triggered fails to differentiate between loss attributable to covered perils and loss attributable to excluded ones.  The case that is going up on appeal is Lexington Ins. Co. v. JAW The Pointe, LLC, 2013 WL 3968445, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 9602 (Tex.Ct.App. 2013). Policyholder JAW The Pointe owned an apartment complex in Galveston

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Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith
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