The Texas Supreme Court has rendered an opinion which concerns the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act (TPPCA). The opinion issued on June 8, 2019, and is styled, Barbara Technologies Corporation v. State Farm Lloyds.
In this case, the Texas Supreme Court reversed the appeals court judgment, which had granted summary judgment in favor of State Farm, and remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings.
This case arose out of a wind and hail storm that damaged Barbara Tech’s property on March 31, 2013. Tech filed a claim with State Farm on October 17, 2013, pursuant to the insurance policy, requesting coverage of the cost of repairs. State Farm promptly inspected the costs of repair and denied Tech’s claim based on the assertion that the damage totaled $3,153.75, which was less than Tech’s $5,000 deductible. Tech requested a second inspection and State Farm conducted another inspection finding no additional damage.