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Texas Deep Freeze Could Cost $90 Billion in Losses, Modeler Says

Texas’s deep freeze and power outages last week could cost as much as $90 billion in losses, and most of it could have been avoided, according to Enki Research disaster modeler Chuck Watson. Arctic cold brought ice and sub-zero temperatures …

Texas Lawmakers Investigate Deadly Power Blackout

Texas state legislators on Thursday started digging into the causes of deadly power blackouts that left millions shivering in the dark as frigid temperatures caught its grid operator and utilities ill-prepared for skyrocketing power demand. Hearings are highlighting shortcomings by …

Viewpoint: Subrogating Freeze Damage When Texas Power Plants Are Not Dressed For Winter

Successful subrogation against power companies is not a given. In determining whether the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) may be sued for its clear negligence in failing to properly winterize power production facilities and the power grid that it …

Tornado Causes Damage, Injuries In Dallas Suburb

ARLINGTON, Texas — A tornado swept through parts of the Dallas-area city of Arlington, damaging several apartment complexes and other buildings, displacing 75 families and causing minor injuries to three people, officials said Wednesday. The Arlington Fire Department said the …

Texas, Hawaii Spared From Potential Widespread Hurricane Damage

Hurricane Hanna spared insurers potential massive losses by making a landfall Saturday on a rural area of the Texas coast, in a state where residential properties receive relatively little protection from modern building codes. Hurricane Douglas similarly averted disaster in …

Jury Verdict Favors Texas Insurer in Hidalgo County Hail Claim Case

A Texas-based insurance company has prevailed in the first lawsuit to go to trial over claims from two massive hailstorms in Hidalgo County, Texas, in 2012. The 12-member jury in Amaro v. National Lloyds found that National Lloyds Insurance Co. …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Announces Expansion of its Republic Group Program to Texas

San Diego, CA, January 14, 2015: Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (Atlas General), a national multi-line program manager, is pleased to announce the opening of its workers’ compensation office in Texas to facilitate its expansion into the Lone Star State. …

Atlantic Specialty Lines Hires Personal Lines Producer, Rob Hardway

Austin, TX, October 23, 2014– Atlantic Specialty Lines (ASL), a wholesale broker and specialty lines MGA offering a variety of property, casualty, auto, professional, and personal lines coverages, is continuing its growth in Texas by announcing the addition of Rob …

Texas Man Gets 10 Year Sentence for Copper Theft

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing copper in a ring that investigators say targeted Central Texas communication towers. Ricky Thatcher must also pay more than $163,000 to victims, including the Lower Colorado …

Atlantic Specialty Lines Hires 32-year Insurance Industry Veteran, Suzy Popplewell-Baird

Houston, TX, October 16, 2014– Atlantic Specialty Lines (ASL), a wholesale broker and specialty lines MGA offering a variety of property, casualty, auto, professional, and personal lines coverages, is announcing a major addition to their Houston office. Looking to solidify …