Texas Property Owner Says State Auto Welched On $22M Plan

By Mike Curley (July 27, 2018, 4:39 PM EDT) -- The owner of several Texas strip malls has accused State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. in Texas federal court of refusing to pay out damage claims from Hurricane Harvey despite coverage plans for windstorm damage totaling $22 million.

Rothchild Family Partnership #2 LTD and associated businesses, which own several properties throughout the state, told the Southern District of Texas on Thursday that State Auto denied that damage to nine of the 10 properties Rothchild had insured resulted from the August 2017 storm.

"State Auto's claims-handling process resulted in wrongful denials that omitted the wealth of facts, physical evidence, obvious wind damages, and...

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