Spring insurance adjuster sued after T-shirt theft
A Houston-area screen printing business is suing over claims an insurance company and a Spring-area insurance adjuster refused to fairly cover its losses after it was robbed by a former employee.
Rising International Corp. filed a lawsuit on June 24 in Harris County District Court against Truck Insurance Exchange and Spring-area insurance adjuster Tracey Edmonds, citing breach of contract, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, violations of the Texas Insurance Code, and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing.
Rising International, a T-shirt screen printing business, says that after it fired contract employee Usman Kahn on June 8, 2009, its entire stock of T-shirts was stolen. Kahn was apprehended and charged with the theft, according to the press release.
The suit alleges that after the robbery, Rising filed an insurance claim for property loss and business interruption with the defendants, but they refused to pay the entire amount based on a flawed and bad faith reading of the policy.
Rising International is seeking damages, attorney’s fees and court costs. It is being represented in the case by The Woodlands attorney Bill Voss.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-37947.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.