Texas Supreme Court Closes ‘Trapdoor’ Pretrial Ploy that Exposed Defendants to Sanctions

INSURANCE JOURNAL - By Meloney Perry | July 15, 2019 - Insurance companies should take note of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Texas that closes a “trapdoor” pretrial discovery gambit by plaintiffs’ lawyers that exposed defendants to sanctions for denying negligence in pretrial requests for admissions and then later conceding negligence at...

Technology’s Impact on the Insurance Industry

Name an industry, any industry, and almost immediately you will be able to list the ways technology has impacted it. The insurance industry is no different. Technology is a game-changer, so let’s take a look at some of the effects it has had – and will have – in this area. The Claims Process The systems...

Texas Supreme Court Rules in Policy Appraisal Suits

On June 30, 2019, The Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in Barbara Technologies v. State Farm Lloyds and Ortiz v. State Farm Lloyds. The Court provided clarification of the interplay between insurance policy appraisal clauses and lawsuits involving breach of contract, bad faith, and Texas Insurance Code violations, including the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims...