See the full video at https://youtu.be/p5uTc4ynvyk  The fear of mold claims arose in the insurance industry through the court's decision in Ballard v. Fire Insurance Exchange No. 99-05232 (Texas District Court, Travis County, June 1, 2001), cited in Jury Awards: $ 32 million to Texas Homeowner in Mold Coverage Action, 6, No. 12, Mealey's Emerging Insurance Disputes 11 (June 20, 2001 and "What Coverage Lawyers Need to Know About Mold", Tort and Insurance Practice Law Journal, Fall 2002 (38: 1), p. 45). The fear was mostly misplaced.
The verdict was the result of poor treatment. Almost the entire $ 32 million verdict was punitive damages that could not be upheld on appeal. The Texas Court of Appeals, the third district, of Austin, reversed much of the court in Ronald Allison / Fire Insurance Exchange vs. Fire Insurance Exchange, A member of the Farmers Insurance Group / Mary Melinda Ballard and Ronald Allison, et. al, 98 S.W.3d 227 (2002), and explained the actual background that resulted in an erroneous and excessive judgment against the Fire Insurance Exchange (FIE). The Court of Appeals describes in detail the evidence presented at the trial that is necessary to understand the decision.
Although Ballard Allison's trial was dismissed as a "case" case, it was in fact a case management case. The jury was offended by the admission that the adjuster, McConnell, lied to the insured and decided to punish them with excessive punitive damages.
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