Victory in Texas Federal Court

Victory in Texas Federal Court

Flanagan Partners attorneys Harold J. Flanagan and Brandon C. Briscoe teamed with Liskow & Lewis law firm to obtain a five-million-dollar recovery against an insurance company after a jury trial in a Texas federal court. The claim concerned a well control insurance policy covering loss of underground control of a natural gas well. Representing plaintiff Weiser-Brown Operating Company, the Flanagan Partners team fought off motions for summary judgment and brought the case to a four-day trial. The jury found that the scientific evidence and engineering data showed the well experienced a covered loss under the insurance policy. The jury further agreed that Weiser-Brown properly supported its claim by providing engineering data and financial data as required under the complex insurance policy. Upon post-trial motions considered by the judge, the district court awarded an 18% penalty against the insurer for its non-payment of the claim under the Texas Insurance Code.