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Texas High Court Clarifies Bad Faith in Appraisal Process

An insurer’s payment of the appraisal value after disputing a claim does not establish that it was liable, nor does that payment prevent a policyholder from pursuing penalties under the Prompt Payment of Claims Act, a split Texas Supreme Court …

Severe Storms Cause Damage Across Texas

A powerful storm system unleashed strong winds and torrential rains across much of Texas over night on Sunday, knocking out power, damaging homes and flooding streets. Authorities say at least 30 homes were damaged when the storm rolled through parts …

Hail Damage Claims from Montana Crops on The Rise

State officials say damage claims for Montana crops due to hail are nearly double what they’ve been in recent years. The Billings Gazette reported the state Department of Agriculture’s Walt Anseth says farmers submitted 200 insurance claims from January to …

Hail Damage in North Texas Could Cost $300M in Car Repairs

Hailstorms that rolled through the Fort Worth, Texas, area last week could result in $300 million in vehicle repairs. Mark Hanna, a spokesman for the Insurance Council of Texas, estimated that 50,000 vehicles were damaged by the morning storms on …

Severe Hail, Wind Storm Mississippi on Heels of Severe Floods

Hail and damaging thunderstorms raked southern parts of Mississippi on Thursday as people across the state tried to recover from flooding earlier in the week. The National Weather Service counted 44 hail reports in 15 counties, with baseball-sized hail reported …

Midwest Storms Continue; At Least 1 Killed in Illinois Tornado

One person was reported killed and several others injured when a large tornado swept through Northern Illinois on April 9. The Illinois towns of Fairdale, Rochelle and Kirkland sustained major damage. Fairdale, a community of 200 about 20 miles southeast …

Bullock Seeks Federal Assistance For Hail Damage in Montana

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has requested a national disaster designation for agriculture damage from a hail storm in Gallatin County this month. Bullock sent the request to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday, saying the Aug. 1 storm caused at least …

Kansas Vehicle Dealers Coping With Hail Damage

The hailstorm that pounded south-central Kansas last week left automotive dealers with big headaches, but it’s also giving prospective buyers a chance at big bargains. The Hutchinson News reports dealerships in the city were scrambling to get insurance appraisals after …

Storm Caused $2M in Damage to Wichita Schools

School district officials in Wichita, Kan., say a violent storm that swept through the city last weekend caused extensive damage to several schools. The Wichita Eagle reports district officials estimate the total damage at $2 million. Insurance is expected to …

Storm Damages 21 Homes in Oklahoma’s Comanche County

Authorities say 21 homes in Comanche County were damaged by a summer storm that brought high winds and large hail. The storm moved into the area Tuesday night and authorities said no one was injured. Lightning from the storm sparked …