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The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that an insurer’s payment of an appraisal award barred the insured’s breach of contract claim premised on failure to pay the amount of the covered loss and barred the insured’s common law and statutory bad faith claims to the extent the only actual damages sought were lost policy benefits, but did not bar the insured’s claim under the Texas Prompt Payment Act.

Steven A. Meyerowitz

Steven A. Meyerowitz, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the founder and president of Meyerowitz Communications Inc., a law firm marketing communications consulting company. Mr. Meyerowitz is the Director of the Insurance Coverage Law Center and editor-in-chief of journals on insurance law, banking law, bankruptcy law, energy law, government contracting law, and privacy and cybersecurity law, among other subjects. He may be contacted at smeyerowitz@meyerowitzcommunications.com.

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