Litigator of the Week: Last of the Water-Damage Cases?

, Texas Lawyer


Judge Melody Wilkinson of Tarrant County's 17th District Court has signed a $265,866 final judgment in favor of plaintiff Judy Kennedy — more than five times the amount Kennedy originally sought from her insurer, Fire Insurance Exchange. The July 22 judgment caps a legal battle that began in 2007 for a San Antonio lawyer whose client had asked Fire Insurance Exchange to pay her $42,000 for water damages she alleged were covered under her homeowner's policy.

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