Texas Senate OKs bill to discourage weather-related lawsuits
A tort-reform bill that would discourage property owners from suing insurers over weather-related claims tentatively passed the Texas Senate on Tuesday. Senators voted 21-8 to advance House Bill 1774 but still need to take a final vote before it can go to the governor’s office. The legislation — championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott — is all but certain to win final passage. If passed, it would reduce the penalties insurance companies face when they don’t pay enough in claims, decrease the chances they will have to pay the plaintiff’s attorneys fees and protect individual agents from the negative effects of being personally […]
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