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BP money flows into Pinellas County

Spring Break is over, and tons of money is still rolling into Pinellas County, but now it is as a result of the 2010 BP oil spill. "A lot of the significant sums are now being paid," Houston attorney Tony Buzbee told FOX 13 News. Buzbee represents thousands of plaintiffs, including more than 100 in […]

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Sudie’s Catfish & Seafood, Inc. Settles Oil Spill Claim

HOUSTON, March 1, 2012 – The family-owned Sudie’s Catfish & Seafood, Inc. has successfully resolved its claim related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, The Buzbee Law Firm announced today. Sudie’s, a seafood restaurant offering catering and banquet facilities, resolved its claim through the Gulf Coast Claims […]

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BP fund Pays Gulf spill victims

BP Plc has paid out more than $5 billion to 204,434 victims of last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg said on Tuesday. The payouts amount to roughly 25 percent of the $20 billion fund, known as the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which was set up a year ago following […]

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Pros offer free oil spill claims advice more than a year later

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce joined forces with accountants and law firms to offer one-on-one sessions for business owners and individuals navigating the BP claims process. Carr, Riggs and Ingram; McDaniel and Associates; Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund; Pleat and Perry; and a representative from Texas’ Buzbee law firm in Houston were present at the June 1 […]

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Settlement in TWIA lawsuit

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association agreed Wednesday to pay an estimated $189 million to settle a large block of Hurricane-Ike related lawsuits “We just reached a settlement, now official, with TWIA for $189 million for those who had homes or structures that were completely destroyed by Ike,” Friendswood attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents some 300 […]

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Slate of post-Ike ‘slab’ litigation settled

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has agreed to settle a raft of lawsuits by paying almost $190 million to some 2,400 Galveston County property owners whose insured homes were reduced to their foundations by Hurricane Ike. The suits are known as “slab” cases because they all involve properties where Hurricane Ike left little or nothing standing […]

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Windstorm Insurer to Settle Some Ike Cases

The state-created windstorm insurer at the center of thousands of Hurricane-Ike related lawsuits has agreed to settle a chunk of them. The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association will pay out an estimated $189 million to policyholders whose homes were razed to the slab nearly two years ago. That figure assumes all of about 2,400 slab claims […]

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Some of windstorm insurer’s cases not likely to settle

Although the state's windstorm insurer of last resort hopes to speedily settle many of the Ike-related lawsuits against it, some likely won't go quickly. Policyholder attorney Tony Buzbee says two lawsuits — each seeking class action status — he filed against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on behalf of policyholders aren't on the table to […]

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Insurance Law, Post Hurricane Ike

The Buzbee Law Firm's Chris Leavitt was part of an expert roundtable discussion about insurance claims after Hurricane Ike.   Texas Lawyer May 11, 2009

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Windstorm insurance falling short for owners of Ike-damaged homes

GALVESTON, Texas With Ike’s damages expected to top $15 billion, the Category 2 storm is one of the costliest in U.S. history. Rebuilding and recovery is an ongoing effort. At first glance, Tiki Island resident Diane Morgan’s home seemed to fare better than most. But that was just at first glance. “When we first pulled […]

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