Lubbock ISD takes legal action against insurance companies

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – The Lubbock Independent School District has hired a law firm to file a lawsuit against insurance companies after devastating hail and windstorms in 2019 and 2020 damaged the large majority of Lubbock ISD buildings.

In a press release from Daly & Black, the lawyers say: “Insurers have hired companies to carry out inspections and take pictures which are well-known firearms for insurance companies who regularly delay their inspections, do not find no damage, intentionally photograph areas that lack damage rather than the damaged areas, invent reasons for the damage that are excluded by the policies (such as wear and tear, improper installation, cosmetic damage, etc.), and significantly underestimate the cost of repairing or replacing goods.

The press release continues: “Damage to Lubbock ISD buildings and other property was massive and unequivocal. Virtually all roofs on Lubbock ISD campuses need to be replaced due to extensive hail damage. Many roofs suffer from massive leaks due to storms. Nevertheless, insurers have hired companies to do inspections and take pictures which are well-known mercenaries to insurance companies who routinely delay their inspections, find no damage, intentionally photograph undamaged areas rather than damaged areas. damaged, invent reasons for the damage excluded by the policies (such as wear and tear, improper installation, cosmetic damage, etc.) and significantly underestimate the cost of repairing or replacing the goods. »

Lubbock ISD seeks monetary relief of $1,000,000 or more, excluding interest, statutory or punitive damages and penalties, and attorneys’ fees and costs. Damages are estimated to far exceed $100,000,000, and LISD is seeking treble damages, punitive damages, interest, and attorneys’ fees in addition to actual damages.

Read the lawsuit below.

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Kristan F. Talley