Texas High Court Asked To Nix Hurricane Ike Class Action

Law360, Houston (October 23, 2013, 7:19 PM ET) -- A Travelers Cos. Inc. subsidiary asked the Texas Supreme Court on Monday to axe a putative class action over Hurricane Ike claims, saying the proposed lead plaintiff settled with the insurer and shouldn’t be allowed to extend the litigation to the class certification stage.

Travelers Lloyds of Texas Insurance Co. told the high court in a petition for mandamus that after Samuel Guerra filed the suit alleging he had been shortchanged on his damage claim, the insurer settled with him pursuant to an appraisal process mandated...
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