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Texas Intervenes in Public Adjuster Bankruptcy, $2M Client Restitution Fund Created

In a rare move, the Texas Attorney General’s Office intervened on behalf of the Texas Department of Insurance in the Chapter 11 filing by Correct Claim Public Adjusters, LLC, a firm domiciled in Nevada. A March 30, 2017, letter from …

Texas Litigation Reform Advocate Offers Update on Hail, Hurricane Disputes

There’s been a dramatic reduction in Texas hail litigation resulting from new legislation enacted last year, according to Steve Badger, senior partner with Dallas-based Zelle law firm and an outspoken advocate of hail litigation reform. During the Combined Claims Conference …

Public Adjuster Charged With Insurance Fraud, Serves As Warning During Hurricane

As a potentially devastating category 3 hurricane nears the coast of Texas, another public insurance adjuster has been charged with insurance fraud. Elvira Chandler was charged by a Travis County, Texas, grand jury this week with filing fraudulent insurance claims …

Texas Appeals Court Allows Class Action Against Roofer in Hail Damage Solicitation

Contractors acting as public adjusters illegally could face class action lawsuits, according to a new decision by a Texas appeals court. The finding could result in a pool of 3000 affected customers of A-1 Roofing. The decision stems from an …

Attorney Hits Texas Hail Claims ‘Cottage Industry’ Bilking Public, Insurers

The rise of rampant claims litigation against property insurers following hailstorms in Texas has created a “cottage industry” that not only threatens the financial health of the state’s property insurers, but also puts insurance consumers at risk, says a Dallas-based …