Texas Windstorm Insurer Facing Scrutiny Over Racist Emails

Law360, Houston (December 20, 2013, 6:41 PM EST) -- A Texas lawmaker called for an investigation Thursday into Texas' windstorm insurance pool after emails surfaced in a South Texas lawsuit that suggest the denial of a predominantly Hispanic school district's hurricane damage claim was motivated by racism.

Rep. John Smithee, R-Amarillo, said he is considering how to investigate allegations that a rejected insurance claim the Brownsville Independent School District submitted after Hurricane Dolly was handled by a supervisor for the Texas Wind storm Insurance Association who had sent emails to other TWIA employees disparaging minorities,...
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