TWIA faces lawsuit for inadequate payout

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 4, 2013

A Jefferson County resident is suing an insurance company for allegedly wrongfully investigating a claim.

Pollie Lou Dean-Beasley filed suit Oct. 24 in District Court of Jefferson County 172nd judicial district against Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, citing breach of contract, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Texas Insurance Code and good faith and fair dealing.

The plaintiff says in July 2011, she owned windstorm insurance coverage for her home on Redwood Street in Groves. The plaintiff contends that on July 2, 2011, a severe windstorm struck her home, causing damages and she filed a claim with the defendant.

The plaintiff states the defendant did not properly investigate the claim, failed to properly assess the damages and failed to place a reasonable value on the cost of repairs. As a result, the defendant awarded the plaintiff an inadequate amount to repair her home, according to the complaint.

Pollie Lou Dean-Beasley is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages, inlcuding punitive damages.

She is being represented by Houston attorney Brad T. Wyly of Wyly & Cook LLP.

Case No. E194-920


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the District Court of Jefferson County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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