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Mon Aug 28, 2017, 02:54 PM

Please spread the word: Texas residents have until before September 1st to

grandfather their hurricane claim or it will fall under under a new more insurance company friendly law passed last Spring and signed by Republican Governor Greg Abbott. It limits the interest charged against the insurance company from when they should have paid the claim to when they finally do. From 18% to prime plus 5% (roughly 10%). It makes it next to impossible to file in state court so almost all will go into federal court which can get stuck in one court (MDL) and tied up. Also new notice requirements before you can file suit...

Lastly, please notify your representatives to make sure the National Flood Insurance Program gets reauthorized and properly funded next month. The Trump administration wanted to gut it and it is already $24 billion in the hole due to Katrina, Rita, Sandy and others.

Please tell your friends on FB and especially your friends affected in Texas!!!

Thank you Texas Republicans! (sarcasm)

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Dustlawyer Aug 2017 OP
maxrandb Aug 2017 #1
caraher Aug 2017 #13
Dustlawyer Aug 2017 #14
Achilleaze Aug 2017 #2
trof Aug 2017 #3
tiptonic Aug 2017 #4
iscooterliberally Aug 2017 #5
FakeNoose Aug 2017 #12
gtar100 Aug 2017 #6
texasfiddler Aug 2017 #7
ehrnst Aug 2017 #8
Dustlawyer Aug 2017 #15
ehrnst Aug 2017 #17
Dustlawyer Aug 2017 #18
Jimbo101 Aug 2017 #9
Dustlawyer Aug 2017 #16
Juliusseizure Aug 2017 #10
Ken Burch Aug 2017 #11

Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 03:18 PM

1. Ever want to just say "Fuck 'Em"?

They voted for this shit. If we keep fucking bailing them out, they'll just keep voting for ReTrumplican pricks!

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 06:01 PM

13. Yes, but there are many Texans who wanted no part of this

It sucks to be a Democrat in a "red" state. Pass the word about this but feel free not to tell the Republicans...

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 07:29 PM

14. We plan on letting the media know over the pendency of the hurricane litigation

so they will have to change it back and then some! We are a public policy firm because we like to make positive changes for the American people. Sounds corny but it feels good. We got a law passed called "Remember the 15" which was to eliminate the refineries being able to put work trailers staffed with workers right next to the units. 15 people died in one in the BP Texas City explosion in 2005. We also saw to it that BP was fined $50,000,000 for their violations and charged with felonies for submitting fraudulent documents to a government agency. None of that was something we had to do to get our clients their money, but it was the right thing to do.

We will make Gov Abbott and the Republican legislators pay for selling out Texans!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 03:19 PM

2. Thanks republicans

you have pissed all over the people once again.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 03:34 PM

3. KR

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 04:10 PM

4. Better

Not trying to sound harsh but maybe if they recede from the union, things will work out better. 'Sarcasm'!!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 04:36 PM

5. I would highly recommend a public adjuster too!

I don't know how the insurance laws work in Texas, but in Florida you really need your own adjuster. After Hurricane Wilma hit, my insurance company wanted me to repair my water logged kitchen cabinets and re-hang them. I hired a public adjuster and they more than tripled my claim. In Florida the max the adjuster can charge you is 10% of your settlement. It was well worth the fee to have a professional represent me to my insurance company.

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Response to iscooterliberally (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 05:39 PM

12. This is good advice in any state

Thanks



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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 04:57 PM

6. Games people play

Or as The Shins say in a song, "Adults learn to play the most ridiculous, repulsive games".

Case in point. Has "republican" written all over it.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 05:04 PM

7. I am spreading the word

We experienced the eye of Harvey and strong cat. 2 winds. We did not suffer damage, however, some of my uninformed republican neighbors did not fare so well. I am letting them know the situation and reminding them who pushed the bill and who signed the legislation. It is hypocrisy that the Governor received a healthy insurance settlement to cover him after his accident. Now he wants to make it harder for citizens to get timely payment for their insurance claims.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 05:17 PM

8. Is there a link to a news story that I can share on FB?

 

Not doubting you, but a source will be important for people to want to share.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 07:31 PM

15. Google Texas Watch Ware Wendall that has a piece called Hurricane Harvey FAQs.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 07:39 PM

18. Thanks, I learned about this on a conference call today and have been real busy sandbagging the

house.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 05:29 PM

9. Looks like all the Houston Republican State Reps and Senators supported HB 1774

With the exception of Gov. Abbott haven't seen any of them on Media - deafeningly silent - hope 2018 Voters are not.

Texas Tribune

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Response to Jimbo101 (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 07:32 PM

16. This is the one!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 05:33 PM

10. Probably won't cover flood damage anyway

Most don't, just wind damage.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 05:38 PM

11. OK...Texas Dems now have a HUGE issue to use in '18.

 

Think they'll have the stones?

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