August 29, 2011
Pearson Legal

Gravely & Pearson Files Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit On Behalf of Thousands of Texas Businesses

Gravely & Pearson, the policyholders law firm, has filed an amici curiae (“friends of the court”) brief in Blum’s Furniture v. Certain Underwriters of Lloyds of London, an appeal pending before the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case concerns an attempt by the insurance industry to get the courts to fashion a rule that allows the insurance industry to use appraisal clauses to avoid their duties to promptly investigate and pay for covered insurance claims. Gravely & Pearson, filed the brief as part of its commitment to advocacy for the rights of Texas businesses, property owners and policyholders, because the case involves important issues of public policy and legal significance. The brief was filed on behalf of the Texas Apartment Association, the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals and the Texas Building Owners and Managers Association.