STORY FROM: Superstorm Sandy Insurance Litigation
Take-Nothing Judgment Upheld in Texas Hurricane Ike Action
May 9, 2017
HOUSTON — A Texas appellate court has upheld a take-nothing judgment in favor of an insurer in a hurricane property damage case, finding the evidence supported the jury’s verdict that the carrier did not breach the policy.
On April 13, the Texas Court of Appeals, 1st District, found the policyholder failed to present sufficient evidence that the insurer had not conducted an adequate investigation to determine the full amount of damages caused by Hurricane Ike.
Mark Groba owned a duplex in Galena Park, Texas, which was insured by German American Farm Mutual Insurance Co. The policy covered direct physical loss ...