A Texas Hill Country Insurance Lawyer will need to be able to discuss the value of a claim with a new client. This discussion needs to be had along with a discussion of what court the case will be fought. The Eastern District, Sherman Division, issued an opinion on how Federal Courts look at the value of a claim. The opinion is styled, Tommy Wilson v. Allstate Insurance Company.
Tommy Wilson (Plaintiff) sued Allstate (Defendant) in County Court for losses under a homeowners policy. Defendant caused the case to be removed to Federal Court based on diversity and the amount in controversy, stating the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000.00, which is the Federal Court minimal jurisdictional limits pursuant to 28 U.S.C., Section 1332(a).
Plaintiff argued that the amount in controversy was less than $75,000.00 and points to the following allegations regarding the amount in controversy alleged in his petition: