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Attorney Richard Kent Livesay Pleads Guilty to Charges of Insurance Fraud Involving Roof Claims

“We hope this sentence sends a message that this conduct will not be tolerated in our county.” —Matt Smid, Tarrant County Assistant Criminal District Attorney According to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office, a Tarrant County judge sentenced Richard Livesay to five years in prison after he pled guilty to various charges including fraud and … Continue Reading

Commissioner of Insurance Extends Deadline for Policyholders to Demand Appraisal for Damages Caused by Hurricane Harvey

On April 18, 2018, the Texas Commissioner of Insurance issued Order No. 2018-5463, extending the deadline for a Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) policyholder to demand appraisal on their Hurricane Harvey claim. Harvey made landfall in Texas and affected several parts of the Greater Houston area as well as several coastal areas from August 25 … Continue Reading

Have You Recovered from Hurricane Harvey? Are You Ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season? Follow These Practical Tips to Guide You from One Hurricane to the Next

With Harvey still in our rear-view mirror, many Houstonians and coastal Texans are fearing what the 2018 Hurricane and storm season will bring. Many policyholders are still fighting their insurance carriers to recover on their Hurricane Harvey claims. With numerous claims being denied or underpaid—several policyholders have not moved back into their homes due to … Continue Reading

My neighbor had coverage, so why was I denied?

A common theme I have noticed lately is the tendency of homeowners, having just weathered a major natural disaster, to compare their ability to recover insurance proceeds to that of their neighbors. Wondering if you can recover alternative living expenses? Curious to know if you can recover for your sewage back-up claim? Rather than looking … Continue Reading

Residential Property Insurance Coverage of Last Resort: Texas Fair Plan Association (TFPA) – Eligibility and Important Coverage Information

“TFPA’s mission is to efficiently provide essential residential property insurance products and services for eligible Texas policyholders when no one else will.” Purpose and Operation The Texas Fair Plan Association (TFPA) was created by the Texas Legislature to address growing concerns of obtaining residential property insurance coverage in underserved areas. TFPA was implemented in 2002 … Continue Reading

Fry Your Bird, Not Your Castle

Frying the turkey for Thanksgiving has become increasingly popular over other, more traditional, turkey-cooking methods. Are you considering frying your turkey bird for this upcoming Thanksgiving meal? If so, you may also want to consider the risks associated with this trending and flavorful frying technique.… Continue Reading
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