Firm Founder Meloney Perry Discusses Insurance Options When Your Car is Damaged at Auto Repair Shop

When you leave your car at an auto shop parking lot and it’s damaged, who pays for the repairs and what are your insurance options?  Firm founder Meloney Perry recently spoke to KXAS NBC 5 Dallas about the steps consumers can take when they leave their car at an auto repair shop parking lot and it’s damaged. “Make sure you have good coverage so you don’t have to...

Texas Super Lawyers 2021 Legal Guide Honors Dallas Insurance Coverage Attorney Meloney Perry

Perry recognized for excellence in insurance coverage disputes  DALLAS – Texas Super Lawyers has recognized Dallas insurance defense attorney and founder of Perry Law P.C. Meloney Perry for her work in insurance coverage litigation in its 2021 listing of top-rated attorneys.  The annual listing is compiled from a statewide survey of lawyers, followed by a blue-ribbon panel review of the state’s leading attorneys. An extensive editorial review narrows the list to the final...

Best Lawyers 2022 Honors Dallas Insurance Attorney Meloney Perry

Ms. Perry recognized consecutively for insurance law, insurance litigation  DALLAS – The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Perry Law P.C. founder Meloney Perry in the 2022 edition for her work in insurance law and insurance litigation. Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most prominent peer-review legal guides in the country that honors leading attorneys in their practice areas.  “We are a firm that builds relationships and works to find the right solutions for our clients,” said...

How a Declaratory Judgment Action Impacts UM/UIM Cases in Texas

In a recent Texas Supreme Court decision involving the case Allstate v. Irwin, the court ruled that attorney’s fees are recoverable in UM/UIM (uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist) cases if the plaintiff files a declaratory judgment action. The issue stems from an April 6, 2016, car accident involving Daniel Irwin. Irwin sued Allstate, his insurance carrier, after...

Meloney Perry Discusses Forming Woman-Owned Law Firm Perry Law P.C. in Texas Lawbook

The importance of owning a law firm was always a goal for Perry Law P.C. founder Meloney Perry. For more than 8 years, Perry Law has successfully represented companies in insurance coverage and business litigation disputes. In a recent Texas Lawbook article, Meloney Perry discusses her journey of opening Perry Law P.C. in an article about woman-owned law firms.   Meloney Perry: Learning the Business “You had the movers and...

Texas Supreme Court Upholds Lower-Court Ruling on Discovery of Evidence in UIM Case

In another UIM case that involved a discovery dispute, the Texas Supreme Court denied State Farm Insurance Company’s petition for writ of mandamus to stop discovery of evidence on extracontractual claims, upholding a Fort Worth Court of Appeals and district court ruling on the matter. The case involves Paula C. Mentzer and her lawsuit against...

Texas Supreme Court Allows Deposition of Insurer Carrier’s Corporate Representative on Limited Basis

The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled in a UM/UIM insurance case that a deposition of an insurance carrier’s corporate representative is allowed but limited to issues related to the case. The opinion was drafted by Justice Debra Lehrmann, who acknowledged that individuals are allowed to solicit testimony from corporate representatives regarding damages; however, insurance carriers...

Texas Supreme Court Provides Road Map for Insurance Carriers on Electronic Signatures

The Texas Supreme Court recently entered an opinion on the use of electronic signatures in a case against a staffing company and its computerized hiring application process. According to the Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, “an electronic record or electronic signature is attributable to a person showing ... the efficacy of any security procedure...

Supreme Court of Texas Clarifies Counter Affidavit Standards in Medical Cost Disputes

The Supreme Court of Texas recently defined standards for counter affidavits in a case involving a nurse disputing the plaintiff’s medical charges in a Chapter 18 affidavit. The court determined a counter affidavit requires no more than sufficient information to allow a prepared response from the plaintiff in a case. The court also established that...