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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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Family of Shocked Children Sues CenterPoint Energy

A Spring family says a hanging electric wire should have been fixed by CenterPoint Energy weeks before their two children were shocked as they were playing in their backyard. Christopher and Sarah Zarsky are suing the electric company after their 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son were burned by a wire in their backyard in the […]

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TOSHA Fines Valero $63K for March Fire

(Memphis)  There are new details regarding the March fire at the Valero refinery in Memphis that killed one contract worker and injured two others. The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or TOSHA has completed its investigation and WREG On Your Side Investigators received a redacted copy of portions of the report. The company was […]

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Millions at stake in Valero suit

Subcontractor died, 2 injured in March explosion at plant A multimillion-dollar wrongful death and injury lawsuit has been filed in San Antonio as a result of the Valero Refinery explosion in early March in which a subcontractor was killed and two others were severely burned in Memphis. The lawsuit alleges severe and gross negligence – […]

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Family Files Lawsuit Against CenterPoint After Children Shocked, Burned by Power Wire

SPRING. Texas — Ten days after a 5-year-old and her 3-year-old old brother were shocked and severely burned by a dangling power pole guy wire, an attorney has filed a lawsuit on the family’s behalf. “I don’t think this family is ever going to be made whole again,” said attorney Tony Buzbee, who believes the […]

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Lawsuit Filed After Children Burned by Power Line

FULL TEXT OF REPORT: The parents of two young children severely burned by a downed power line have filed a lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy.The 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl remain in the intensive care unit after undergoing multiple surgeries, skin grafting and amputations.   Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the Zarsky family, said both parents […]

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First Reno air race crash lawsuit filed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a Texas man killed when a racing aircraft crashed into spectators in the National Championship Air Races in Reno filed a $25 million lawsuit Tuesday against the pilot's family, a mechanic on the World War II-era aircraft and the Nevada organization that hosted the event. The lawsuit filed […]

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