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SIGNIFICANT DECISION: Supreme Court of Texas Seemingly Expands Bases of Recovery in Statutory Bad Faith Cases

On April 7, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas delivered its opinion, via Justice Boyd, in the case of USAA Texas Lloyds Company v. Gail Menchaca, No. 14-0721. At the trial level, the jury found that USAA complied with the terms of the insurance policy but violated the Texas Insurance Code, as it engaged in unfair or deceptive practices by refusing to pay a claim without conducting a reasonable...

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