Filmmaker sues insurance firm for Bastrop loses

Posted on May 20th, 2013 No Comments

A filmmaker recently filed a lawsuit against his insurer after they said they will not cover his property that was destroyed in the Bastrop wildfires two years ago.

Filmmaker Richard Linklater recently filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court alleging his insurer Truck Insurance Exchange is acting in breach of contract after the company said it will not cover his lost property. The insurance company claims that the location owned by Linklater is not named in the declaration policy. However, a lawyer for the filmmaker argued that the properties are covered in the original policy and in its later revisions, making Linklater’s insurance claim valid.

Linklater had a building in Paige that was acting as a film-making archive. Linklater is seeking payment of $239,000, despite stating that his lost property was valued at $500,000 in July 2010.

Holding insurance companies responsible for the compensation they should owe on properties damaged in the Bastrop wildfire can be stressful and difficult. If you or someone you know is having problems with your insurance claims, speak with our legal team at Williams Hart by calling 800-639-8460. We may be able to help you get the financial assistance you need.

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