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  • Harvey FAQs

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    Texas has suffered a heavy blow from Hurricane Harvey. This disaster will continue to unfold in the weeks and months ahead as Texans try to put their lives back together and rebuild. Laws pushed by the insurance industry through the years will make this process very difficult. Too often, insurance companies deny, delay, and underpay valid claims in an effort to pad their profits. Dangerous and misguided laws in Texas strengthen the hand of insurance companies even more in property damage disputes. 
  • Texas Watch Requests TDI Investigation into Insurance Industry’s Auto Repair Practices

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    In light of recent reporting (here, here, and here) on the insurance industry’s corner cutting on automobile repairs, Texas Watch has requested

  • Press Statement on Request for TDI Investigation into Insurance Industry’s Auto Repair Practices

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    For Immediate Release

    Texas Watch requested Thursday that the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) investigate the insurance industry’s corner cutting automobile repairs. The request urges TDI to take vigorous enforcement action to discourage the practice and uphold the agency’s statutory duty to “protect and ensure the fair treatment of consumers.”

    Deputy Director Tori Sommerman released the following statement:

  • CFPB Takes Important Step In Fight Against Forced Arbitration

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took an important step in the fight against forced arbitration. The consumer watchdog announced a new rule to ban companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent consumers from banning together in court.

  • "Patient Death Act" Passes U.S. House

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday 218-210 in favor of H.R. 1215, more aptly referred to as the Patient Death Act. The bill puts road blocks in the way of justice for injured patients and their families and greatly reduces accountability for unsafe hospitals and incompetent doctors. We've tried restrictive laws like this in Texas, and the results have been tragic for patients. 

  • Texas Watch Supports the Military Consumer Protection Act

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    A group of U.S. Senators are taking important steps to better protect members of the military and their families from abusive financial practices. The Military Consumer Protection Act would allow for greater enforcement of protections designed to ease financial burdens on servicemembers during periods of military service.

    Texas Watch has joined a group of national and state organizations supporting the important consumer legislation.