Insurance Litigation Articles

Abraham Watkins

Allstate v Irwin: Insurance companies have to put their money where their defense is

At the end of last month, the Texas Supreme Court added some clarity and fairness to cases when a person who has paid for uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage needs to receive the coverage they paid for. In a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court required Allstate Insurance Co. to pay $45,540 in attorneys fees on top…

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Insurance on Ice: What Do I Do Now?

Adding insult to injury, many Texans now find themselves navigating the insurance claims labyrinth as a result of damage sustained to their homes during the recent “polar vortex.” What are some basics tips for those who, after the temperatures finally came back up and lights came back on, are still picking up the pieces and…

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COVID-19 Enters the Litigation Arena

As we approach month seven of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are confronted with more questions than we have answers. One question that is becoming progressively common involves the ability of someone adversely impacted by COVID-19 to bring a lawsuit. Although COVID-19 litigation is unknown to our legal system, based on the number of lawsuits already…

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Hurricane Laura: What do I do now?

With the arrival of Hurricane Laura, hurricane season officially began for Southeast Texas and neighboring Louisiana. What are some basics tips for those journeying back home to pick up the pieces and find themselves asking, “What do I do now?” · Stay Safe! – Be careful getting back home and surveying for damage. Obey orders…

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The Houston Rockets Join Fight Against Insurers Refusing to Pay Business Interruption Insurance Claims

The Houston Rockets recently sued their insurance provider for failing to provide business interruption compensation under the team’s $400 million insurance policy. In doing so, they are believed to be one of the first NBA teams to file a lawsuit to recover losses arising from COVID-19. The Rockets are certainly not alone in their fight….

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Lawsuits Filed Over Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Interruption Insurance

Lawsuits are being filed across the country, including in Texas, over insurance companies denying claims for business interruption arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Business interruption insurance typically covers the loss of income that a business suffers due to a disaster. Recently, a Humble, Texas business filed one of the first COVID-19 related lawsuits in the…

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Abraham Watkins

Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19?

In response to growing concerns of community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), sports organizations, local schools, and even the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo have ceased operations for the foreseeable future. As businesses consider the human and health impact of this global pandemic, a common question raised is how any business interruptions and related financial…

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