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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Agredano v. State Farm Lloyds, No. 19-50656 (September 16, 2020), has reaffirmed that Texas Insurance Code §542.060, the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act (“TPPCA”), is a strict liability statute. Here, Agredano sued State Farm Lloyds (“State Farm”) under their homeowner’s insurance policy for windstorm damages to their home. The district court granted a partial summary judgement to State Farm on all insured’s causes of action except for breach of contract. A jury found for the insured on the breach of contract claim.
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