UM/UIM Coverage: What Is It All About?

Uninsured Motorist coverage gives us a lot to talk about, so we would like to start at the very beginning, so that you understand exactly what it is and how some of the issues surrounding it affect you, your insureds, and your business. The VERY Beginning The first thing to know is that UM and UIM...

Court sides with Perry Law Attorneys on Contingency Fee Battle

A Texas judge granted a motion for summary judgment in a case involving an insurance dispute over a hospital lien. Attorneys at Loncar Associates filed a lawsuit against GEICO and others for negotiating and paying a hospital lien for its insured. Loncar’s client, Herman Wright, was in a car accident on August 2, 2017 in...

Perry Law Secures Dismissal of Civil Conspiracy Case in State Court, Wins Legal Fees

A Boulder Colorado state judge has dismissed a civil conspiracy court case against GEICO and awarded legal fees in an insurance battle stemming from a 2015 lawsuit. Natalie Bendinelli accused GEICO of improperly participating in a settlement agreement between her and MetLife. A district judge enforced the settlement, which led to Bendinelli filing a civil...

What Is a Stowers Demand?

Next year, the legal community will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of G.A. Stowers Furniture Co. v. American Indemnity Co. (15 S.W. 2d 544). Why was this case important, and what impact has it had on insurance law and the way claims are handled? In the Beginning... Stowers was a case heard by the Texas Supreme...

Texas Supreme Court Ruling on Attorney-Client Privilege Can Benefit Insurers

The Supreme Court of Texas recently ruled in favor of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) regarding attorney-client privilege in a decision that can benefit insurance companies involved in litigation. The justices determined that attorney-client privilege extended to communications between a TWIA employee and counsel when the employee was serving as an expert witness for...

You Got Served: What to Do If You Get Served with a Subpoena

Being served with a subpoena can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if it has never happened to you. The first thing to remember is not to panic. Although both are possibilities, being served with a subpoena does not mean you are being sued, or even that you are party to a dispute. What the...

Perry Law Secures No-Evidence Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Insurance Case

A Texas judge granted a no evidence summary judgment in a breach of contract lawsuit against Perry Law client GEICO. Judge John Roach Jr. in the 296th Judicial District Court of Collin County, Texas granted the order and dismissed the case after Perry Law attorneys Meloney Perry and Stacy Thompson submitted the motion. The lawsuit stemmed...

Perry Law Commentary: Midterm Election Results are a Historic Win for Women

The midterm elections have created a shift in politics and a change on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, with more women taking a seat in Washington. 2018 has been a record year for the number of women candidates for offices of governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate. This trend continued in...