Commercial insurance attorneys in Dallas need to read this opinion from the Northern District, Dallas Division. The case is styled, Meritt Buffalo Events Center, LLC v. Central Mutual Insurance Company, et al.
In this case, the carrier, Central, and the adjuster were sued in State Court and Central and the adjuster removed the case to Federal Court, where this motion to remand was filed by Meritt.
According to Meritt Central initially assigned Massey to investigate and adjust the claim, and later reassigned the claim to Cagle. Meritt alleges that Massey failed to reasonably investigate the claim, incorrectly calculated the loss, and represented that Meritt was covered for business income and extra expenses, but delayed full and prompt payment; Cagle continued adjusting the claim but failed to conduct a reasonable investigation, neglected to follow the Policy and Texas law, and did not pay for the property damage; and, although Meritt’s representatives provided documentation to support the claim, some of which Massey approved, Meritt has been underpaid by more than $900,000, causing Meritt to suffer additional business loss.