Congratulations to our firm’s clients, Phil and Susan Swartztrauber, for winning a court order obtaining insurance coverage against Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America.
The case was handled by Alex Beard. The Swartztraubers were board members of their Home Owners Association (HOA), and were sued for alleged defamation in an underlying suit filed by the HOA’s President. Travelers insured the HOA, but refused to provide the Swartztraubers with a defense to the defamation suit.
U.S. District Judge David Hittner disagreed, and ruled that Travelers breached its policy contract, and violated the Texas Prompt Payment Statute, by failing to provide the Swartztraubers with a defense. So, Travelers will have to pay for the defense, legal fees and costs of the coverage case, as well as the underlying lawsuit.
Great work, Alex!
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