Judge Dismisses Insured’s Bad Faith Counterclaim In Storm Repair Coverage Suit
(February 8, 2016, 11:33 AM EST) -- FORT WORTH, Texas — An insured’s counterclaims for violation of the Texas Insurance Code, bad faith and declaratory judgment fail against its insurer for denied coverage following a storm to property the insurer says was never repaired from a previous storm, a Texas federal judge ruled Feb. 5, dismissing the claims (Columbia Mutual Insurance Co. v. Trewitt-Reed Funeral Home, Inc. d/b/a Lacy Funeral Home, Inc., et al., No. 15-568, N.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14037).
(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #69-160304-006Z.)