Texas Senate Bill 10 Would Adversely Affect All Insureds

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 3:54 PM EDT) -- John R. Hardin

Gilbert A. Perales All Texas businesses should be concerned about the potential passage of Senate Bill 10 (SB 10). While several lawmakers tout SB 10 as tailored legislation to curb "hailstorm lawsuit abuse," SB 10 is much broader and impacts all policyholders. Indeed, SB 10 fails to reference "hail" or "hailstorm," much less limit its impact to claims for hailstorm damage. SB 10 would meaningfully and adversely impact the rights of all Texas policyholders, and it deserves the immediate attention of every Texas business.

On Feb. 13, 2017, Senate Business and Commerce Committee Chair Kelly Hancock, of North...

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