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Lower Greenville Ave with Granada Theater in view during the recent snow storm and extreme cold weather in Dallas, Texas. February 17, 2021. Credit: jmanaugh3/Shutterstock.com Lower Greenville Avenue with Granada Theater in view during the recent snowstorm and extreme cold weather in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 17, 2021. Credit: jmanaugh3/Shutterstock.com

The litigation has already started in the wake of Texas’ winter storm and energy grid disaster, from the first wrongful death actions to a negligence-based class action lawsuit. But plaintiffs lawyers, defense attorneys and tort-reform lobbyists who focus on the insurance industry say the waves of property-damage and business-interruption suits that will soon inundate court dockets statewide against insurers and other companies may be unprecedented.

As George Christian, senior counsel at the Texas Civil Justice League, a tort reform and business liability-focused organization, said, “In the 35 years I have been involved in the Texas tort and liability insurance field, I have never seen anything like this.”

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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