Most Insurance Lawyers are by now, aware of the new insurance law that went into effect in Texas as of September 2017. This new law is found in the Texas Insurance Code, Section 542A.006(a)-(c). The law law allows an insurance company to accept liability to for an adjuster.
This new law was at issue in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division opinion styled, Sucheta Vyas and Davis Vyas v. Atain Specialty Insurance Company and Team One Claims.
The Vyas’ had insurance with Atain. The Vyas allegedly suffered storm related damage to property they owed, and made a claim with Atain. Atain hired Team One to adjust the claim. The Vyas sued Atain and Team One in State District Court alleging that Team One’s unreasonable investigation led to the wrongful underpayment and or denial of their claim.