State Might Let Homeowners Sign Away Right to Sue Insurers (The Texas Tribune)

Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax listens to advocates and insurance industry representatives during a public hearing on arbitration clauses for homeowner's insurance on July 6, 2016.

Photo Courtesy of The Texas Tribune

By Jim Malewitz

Justin Dunavant never thought much about homeowner’s insurance — not until January when an SUV ran three stop signs andbarreled into his Alice home.

Since then, the contractor and U.S. Army veteran has struggled to think of much else. Severe structural damage and harmful asbestos dust loosened by the crash left his red, one-story home unlivable. And months later, his family — a wife and three kids — is still living in a Holiday Inn due to a squabble over his insurance claim.

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