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  • Safety by the Numbers: Inaccurate School Bus Crash Data

    Sunday, October 25, 2015

    After a Houston ISD bus crash killed two students last month, reporters and officials looked to past accident data for comparison. But, after reviewing the data compiled by the Texas Education Agency one thing was clear: the numbers just didn’t add up.

  • 5 Things to Know When Filing a Wildfire Insurance Claim

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    Firefighters continue to bravely battle the Hidden Pines wildfire in Bastrop County with 80% of the fire contained. The fire has already damaged or destroyed dozens of residential and commercial properties. As families and businesses begin the process of rebuilding, here are some tips for property owners when dealing with their insurance company.

    Demand that your insurer hold up its end of the deal.

  • Patrick Directs Senators to Study Insurance Claims Abuse

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has directed the Business & Commerce Committee to study insurance claims handling practices and the impact on Texas consumers and the Texas insurance market.

    Following is a statement from Alex Winslow, executive director of the policyholder advocacy organization Texas Watch:

  • 5 Reasons “Hot Coffee” Should be Your Netflix Pick

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    In 2011, the documentary “Hot Coffee” sought to set the record straight about the infamous McDonald’s coffee case. Now, the movie is having a renaissance on Netflix. Here are five lies about the hot coffee myth that are sure to get your blood boiling:

  • A Broken System: Texas Mutual’s Special “Justice”

    Monday, September 28, 2015

    Texas Mutual Insurance Company is garnering the attention of the press, local officials, and state legislators for all the wrong reasons.

  • All the “Justice” Money Can Buy

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Texas Mutual Insurance Company was created amidst a crisis. 25 years later, the company is creating a crisis all its own.

    Local and state officials are now reviewing the legality and appropriateness of an exclusive deal in which the private insurance company Texas Mutual pays the salaries and expenses of Travis County district attorneys in exchange for prosecution of the company’s fraud cases.