Tag Archives: USAA

USAA Loses Hurricane Bad Faith Trial in Texas

Is USAA a bad faith insurer? Active duty and retired military people often ask me if USAA treats their policyholders fairly and whether it is a "good insurance company." My father, a former Admiral in the United States Coast Guard, is insured by USAA. My sister is awaiting promotion as a captain in the Coast … Continue Reading

Anticoncurrent Causation Clause Explained in Relation to Hurricane Losses

Law Reviews are where the academic discussions of law are openly published. While in law school, I was fortunate to serve as the Executive Editor on the University of Florida Law Review. The experience enabled me to research, correct and debate with law professors and scholars about points of law and how they should be … Continue Reading

TWIA Receives Litigation, Media and Regulatory Critical Analysis for the Manner it Treats Customers During Adjustment

Does anybody think that TWIA is doing a "good job" of adjusting hurricane claims other than the private member insurance companies on TWIA’s Board of Directors? In a prior post, TWIA Insurance Claims Under Investigation by Regulators and Media, I noted that the Texas Department of Insurance attorneys are conducting an investigation into activities of … Continue Reading

Corban Part Three: A Win for Policyholders and a Decision Following Rossmiller’s Causation Analysis of the Anti-Concurrent Causation Clause

My initial and simple impression posted in Corban Mississippi Supreme Court Case Decided, Part 2 stands. My emotions and thoughts during my three readings of this decision kept reminding me of people I have met, represented, debated and lived out this saga with in Mississippi since the fall of 2005.… Continue Reading

Sinkhole Case Trial Won For USAA Policyholder

Kelly and Craig Kubiak successfully presented a case to a jury this week involving a dispute with a long time USAA policyholder following a denial of her property insurance claim. The $245,000 jury verdict came after lengthy and contentious litigation with USAA. The opposing counsel and his law firm are one of the most successful in … Continue Reading

Federal Court Finds Lack of Diversity For Subject Matter Jurisdiction Against USAA

ISIDORE v. USAA INSURANCE COMPANY No. 09-1333, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51410 (E.D. La., June 2, 2009)   Isidore’s home in Slidell, Louisiana was damaged in Hurricane Katrina. Isidore was originally included as one of several hundred improperly joined plaintiffs consolidated in the Federal District case, In re: Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation. When that case … Continue Reading

Concurrent Causation and Burdens of Proof are Argued Today in the Mississippi Supreme Court

Judy Guice will argue the policyholder’s position in Corban v USAA at 1:30 p.m., Central Time today. You can read the briefs at our prior post and watch the oral argument here. Judy Guice is bright and dedicated to this cause–she was denied her own claim based on similar reasons as her client.… Continue Reading