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HTMLTexas Court Talks Insurance And Actual Cash Value
Shannon M. O'Malley; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on April 8, 2015
When an insured suffers a property loss, the insurance policy defines the parameters of recovery. Typically, a property insurance policy¿s default valuation provision for a property loss is the actual cash value of the property. Calculation of the actual cash value often takes the age of the...

 

HTMLTexas' Atty Fee Statute — Elevating Form Over Substance?
James Holbrook; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on April 23, 2014
Texas follows the American Rule, which provides that litigants may recover attorneys' fees only if specifically provided for by contract or statute. One such statute — Section 38.001 of the Texas Civil Practice Remedies Code — allows a “person [to] recover reasonable attorneys'...

 

HTMLWhy Texas Insurers Need To Report Fraudulent Hail Claims
G. Brian Odom; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on July 8, 2014
In Amarillo, Texas, with clipboard, camera and marking chalk in hand, a seasoned insurance company adjuster climbs his ladder onto the roof of an apartment building. He’s looking for hail damage following a recent hailstorm in the area. Examining the composition shingles, he initially notes...

 

HTMLFinding Peace When Settling U.S. and EU Price-Fixing Claims
Qianwei Fu, Jose Umbert, Judith A. Zahid; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Competition Law360 on April 28, 2014
The great majority of private antitrust disputes are resolved through settlements. One of the key challenges for policymakers, practitioners, consumers and businesses is how to efficiently resolve cross-border price-fixing disputes given the lack of a single forum. Cartelists facing the prospect of...

 

HTMLPublic Adjusters Do Not Have Free Pass To The Stand
Tyler McGuire, Shannon M. O'Malley; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on August 5, 2014
In Falcon v. State Farm Lloyds, the Western District of Texas reminded litigants that licensed public adjusters are not immune from expert witness qualification requirements. Namely, a public adjuster’s license does not automatically qualify the public adjuster as an expert on insurance bad...

 

HTMLPrimer On Underwriting Insurance Risks In Argentina
Martin Arganaraz, Jason Reeves, Jose Umbert; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on June 19, 2014
Latin America presents excellent opportunities for the global (re)insurance industry. But, there are a number of important considerations for insurance and reinsurance companies underwriting risks in the region. This article addresses some critical issues relating to underwriting first-party...

 

HTMLThe Perilous 'Superperil' Ruling In NJ Storm Surge Case
Thomas H. Cook; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on April 2, 2015
The Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County's ruling in Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. v. Ace American Insurance Co. on March 23 follows a line of thought advanced by many policyholder lawyers that including a definition of “Named Windstorm” in a property policy —...

 

HTMLGotham Insurance V. Warren E&P Answers Age-Old Question
Shannon M. O'Malley; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Texas Law360 on May 28, 2014
In Gotham Insurance Co. v. Warren E&P Inc., the Texas Supreme Court recently addressed an age-old and often-asked question: Can an insurer recoup money paid to its insured when it later learns it overpaid? The answer: Insurers can only look to the terms of their policies and cannot rely upon claims...

 

HTMLInsurance In Brazil: A Reinsurance Perspective
Jason Reeves, Jose Umbert; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Insurance Law360 on August 14, 2014
Brazil, the largest South American economy, has been an important market for international insurers and reinsurers for many years. At the same time, Brazil presents major property risks for underwriters. Companies covering first-party risks in the country, and particularly international reinsurers...

 

HTMLNCAA’s Latest Legal Nightmare May Be Most Important
Richard M. Hagstrom, Shawn Stuckey; Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published by Competition Law360 on July 11, 2014
No doubt all eyes of the sports world are on the O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association trial, which is currently taking place in Oakland, California. SB Nation called the trial “the biggest trial in the history of college sports” and Sports Illustrated implied that...

 


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