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Mealey's Insurance - Trial Court Properly Entered Judgment On Common-Law Claims For Bad Faith, Fraud

FORT WORTH, Texas - A trial court did not err in granting judgment in favor of a homeowners insurer on its insureds' common-law claims for bad faith and fraud; however, the trial court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of the insurer on the insureds' claim for violation of the Texas Prompt Payment Claims Act (TPPCA) because the insurer failed to comply with the time limit for paying a claim under the TPPCA, the Second District Texas Court of Appeals said Nov. 7 (Joseph and Susan Lambert v. State Farm Lloyds. et al., No. 02-17-00374, Texas App., 2nd Dist., 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 9774).
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