Events & Webinars

Thompson Coe's Monthly Webinar: Settling Claims After McAllen Hospitals and Viewpoint Bank: Is My Settled Claim Really Settled?

January 13, 2015

This presentation will discuss the impact of two recent Texas state court decisions on how claims are settled and paid by insurers to co-payees. One case, McAllen Hospitals v. State Farm, 433 S.W.3d 535 (Tex. May 16, 2014), addressed a hospital lien governed by Chapter 55 of the Texas Property Code. The other case, Viewpoint Bank v. Allied Ppty. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. 05-12-01370-CV, 2014 WL 3867810 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 7, 2014, pet. filed), expanded upon McAllen Hospitals in the context of insurer paying co-payees on a homeowners’ property claim. The cases have put in flux how an insurer effectively settles a claim with finality when co-payees need to be paid pursuant to the settlement.

Presented by Rick Harmon and Mike Yanof