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Texas Insurance News


Houston Chronicle

Meaux: Hailstorm lawsuit reform proposals aim to protect consumers
Houston Chronicle
A recent report from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) shows weather-related litigation jumped 1,400 percent statewide after 2011, even though the number and severity of hailstorms showed no change that would have logically produced such an ...

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Dallas News

'Aryan Princess' illustrates toxic link between drug abuse, mental illness
Dallas News
There's hope that lawmakers in Austin will make progress this session. They've advanced House Bill 10, which would give the Texas Department of Insurance more power to enforce insurers' promises to bring mental health and substance abuse benefits on ...

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State of Reform

Texas State Senate Prepares for Obamacare Repeal
State of Reform
Since the final method of federal funding remains unknown, but will likely be decided before the next Texas legislative session convenes in January of 2019, provisions must be made in state law this session allowing the Texas Department of Insurance to ...


Amarillo.com

Trueblood lawsuit withdrawn from federal court, refiled in Potter County
Amarillo.com
A wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Peyton Trueblood, who was killed in a fireworks accident in July 2015 while working for the musical “TEXAS” in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, has been withdrawn from a federal court and has been refiled ...

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Amarillo.com

Trueblood case withdrawn from federal court, refiled in Potter County
Amarillo.com
A wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Peyton Trueblood, who was killed in a fireworks accident in July 2015 while working for the musical “TEXAS” in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, has been withdrawn from a federal court and has been refiled ...

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Amarillo.com

Trueblood case withdrawn from federal court, refiled in Potter ...
Amarillo.com
A wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Peyton Trueblood, who was killed in a fireworks accident in July 2015 while working for the musical “TEXAS” in ...

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KFOX El Paso

Does your home insurance cover wind damage?
KFOX El Paso
Jerry Hagins, with the Texas Department of Insurance, says having homeowners insurance is a good thing when the winds start howling. But it's important to keep an eye on exactly what your homeowners insurance says in regards to damage. "It's important ...


Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Hail yes, lawsuit reform protects consumers
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
First, we get hit with high-intensity storms that pummeled parts of our state in previous weeks with large hail. Next, we get soaked by storm-chasing personal injury lawyers looking to line their pockets. Texas is taking a pounding, and it's time for ...


Times Record News

Kennedy Insurance owner indicted on 6 forgery counts
Times Record News
The indictment relates to a filing by the Texas Department of Insurance on behalf of six Wichita County complainants, including three homeowners and three businesses. The businesses included Velasquez Construction Co., Fremar Realty and Huskins ...


Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
Kansas City Star
A recent guest column by insurance industry advocate Beaman Floyd in support of SB 10 cites a Texas Department of Insurance study that says insurers have paid more in claims than they collected in premiums for the past 20 years. We had no idea insurers ...

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TribTalk

The struggles of negotiating with health insurers in Texas
TribTalk
We learned from Texas Department of Insurance data that our freestanding ER's reimbursement rates by insurers were 33-88 percent lower than those for average hospital-based ERs for our geographic region. This was especially disturbing considering our ...


KFDX

Wichita Falls Insurance Agent Indicted for Alleged Forging of
KFDX
A Wichita Falls insurance agent is now under indictment for several cases of alleged forgery in connection to insurance policies. Kenneth Russell French, principal owner of Kennedy Insurance on Kemp, waived his arraignment and pleaded not guilty to the ...


Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Taking away insurance customers' recourse is not reform
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
A recent guest column by insurance industry advocate Beaman Floyd in support of SB 10 cites a Texas Department of Insurance study that says insurers have paid more in claims than they collected in premiums for the past 20 years. We had no idea insurers ...

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Business Liability for Work Place Injuries - Labor and Employment ...
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)
Business Liability for Work Place Injuries - Read the Labor and Employment legal blogs that have been posted by Samuel B. Burke on Lawyers.com.

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Business Liability for Work Place Injuries
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)
A couple of months ago I wrote an article on the risks posed to business owners by work related auto accidents. This month the article will be addressing the broader topice of work place injuries. Specifically, injuries suffered by employees while on ...

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