Why Texas Contractors Should Watch Lon Smith V. Key

Law360 (April 12, 2018, 5:50 PM EDT) -- Many Texas contractors hold themselves out as “Insurance Claim Specialists” and offer to handle insurance claims for their homeowner customers. These Texas contractors may soon receive the final word as to whether their conduct in negotiating insurance claims is improper under Texas law. The Texas Supreme Court is presently considering whether to hear an appeal by Lon Smith Roofing of an order granting class certification to a group of consumers who executed contracts giving Lon Smith Roofing the right to negotiate their insurance claims. A decision...
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