Analysis

Quick Harvey Claims Offer Little Payoff For Policyholders

Law360, New York (August 29, 2017, 10:53 PM EDT) -- While some Texas lawyers are encouraging property owners to quickly lodge claims for Hurricane Harvey damage before a new state property insurance law takes effect on Friday, the reality is that the potential downsides of the legislation — including a lower interest rate on successful lawsuits against insurers — don't warrant such swift filings, several attorneys told Law360.

Starting at the beginning of the week, a slew of law firms began to issue alerts on social media platforms recommending that homeowners and business owners file claims for Harvey losses with their insurers prior to the Friday effective date of House Bill...

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