Scope Of Appraisal Continues To Be Problematic In Texas

Law360, New York (November 6, 2013, 2:59 PM EST) -- Despite the statement by the Texas Supreme Court in State Farm Lloyds v. Johnson that “the scant precedent involving disputes about the scope of appraisal suggests that appraisals generally resolve such disputes,”[1] both policyholders and insurers continue to struggle with the scope of appraisals in Texas.

To that end, since the court rendered its opinion in Johnson in 2009, hundreds of trial and appellate court pleadings have been filed seeking guidance and clarification as to the proper scope of appraisal post-Johnson, with no apparent definitive answer...
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