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Southeast Texas Record

Mostyn Law denied appraisal in hail suit, firm attorney previously testified process is an insurer's 'trump card'
Southeast Texas Record
In a twist of irony perhaps, two weeks after Mostyn Law filed its motion to compel appraisal, the firm's head of litigation, Rene Sigman, testified at a Texas House Insurance Committee hearing on HB 1774 (the hailstorm lawsuit abuse bill), calling the ...

Bloomberg BNA

Dealmakers Eye Safeguards Amid Rising Valuation Challenges
Bloomberg BNA
An increase in Delaware litigation over merger prices has some deal lawyers looking at ways to let their corporate clients walk away unscathed if shareholders make appraisal demands. Deals this year that have included these “appraisal out” or “blow” ...

Austin Monitor

Travis tax appraisers tout new techniques for assessing property values
Austin Monitor
The Travis Central Appraisal District is figuring out the values of properties faster and more accurately, all while fighting off a record number of protests and lawsuits from taxpayers challenging their appraisals, agency leaders told the Travis ...

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Petrochemical companies should pay their fair share
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Write or tell your legislators to reform property tax laws in order to stop refineries and other petrochemical businesses from filing these unfair lawsuits, which result in the appraisal district, for lack of long range funding, settling the lawsuits ...


Three new cases expand the challenges to land exchange for PolyMet project
Two new lawsuits, filed March 27, which partly reiterate but also expand on an earlier challenge to the Forest Service's appraisals of land in an exchange critical to PolyMet, arguing that the values are so unreasonably low that the result is a ripoff ...

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The Anna Maria Islander

$552k Bert Harris suit slapped on Holmes Beach
The Anna Maria Islander
An appraisal is attached to the complaint in support of the alleged loss in market value. The plaintiff also alleges the no-change ... Two other Bert Harris lawsuits are pending against the city in the 12th Circuit Court. Hutchinson's residence is ...

Waco Tribune-Herald

Lawsuits against appraisal district more than double in 2016
Waco Tribune-Herald
The appraisal district took some heat last summer from a group of downtown business owners who took exception with the methods MCAD used to derive new figures that reflected a 46 percent increase in appraisals in the downtown Tax Increment Financing ...

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PetSmart Denies Power Over Ex-CEO In $8.7B Appraisal Fight
Law360 (subscription)
Shareholders pursuing the post-sale appraisal and a potentially higher share price have suggested that the company manipulated valuations used for the $83-per-share sale in 2015, potentially short-changing shares participating in the appraisal lawsuits ...

AAA Advice: Ensure you know these 10 insurance terms
Prescott Daily Courier
The particular item is insured for an agreed value, generally through an appraisal or receipt. This is done ... If you have a house or large assets, umbrella insurance protects the insured against lawsuits arising from personal injury or property ...

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Waco Tribune-Herald

Appraisal district increases legal budget, cuts staff as it prepares for lawsuits
Waco Tribune-Herald
The McLennan County Appraisal District's 2017 budget is increasing by 2.17 percent overall from 2016, to $4.02 million, but the legal defense section of its budget is increasing by almost 30 percent. The district also is cutting staff to keep its ...

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