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 from a July 16, 2013 crash involving Nash Gonzales. His insurance company denied coverage due to his policy being canceled for failure to pay his auto insurance premium.

According to the lawsuit, Mr. Gonzales sued GEICO four years after the accident for violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Texas Insurance Code, breaching its duty of good faith and fair dealing, breach of contract and fraud by misrepresentation. The court eliminated all the claims except breach of contract, after granting GEICO’s special exceptions.

Perry and Thompson moved for summary judgment on the grounds that Mr. Gonzales had not and could not provide enough evidence that he was damaged by GEICO’s actions.  After reviewing the case, the judge granted GEICO’s motion for a no-evidence summary judgment and dismissed the case.

The case is Nash Gonzales v. Government Employees Insurance Company d/b/a GEICO, cause no. 296-03256-2017 in the 296th Judicial District of Collin County, Texas.