Mealey's Insurance - Homeowner Sanctioned For Misrepresentation, Fraudulent Claims After House Fire

Mealey's Insurance - Homeowner Sanctioned For Misrepresentation, Fraudulent Claims After House Fire

HOUSTON - In granting an insured's motion to voluntarily dismiss claims against his insurer, a Texas federal judge in a Feb. 11 ruling took the man to task for acts that went "beyond civil fraud to criminality" and for filing a "nuisance" lawsuit that was "contemptuous of the judicial process, granting the insurer's motion for sanctions in the form of attorney fees (Tony Alexander v. State Farm Lloyds, No. 4:12-cv-00490, S.D. Texas; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16891).

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