National Lloyds never excluded her roof or told her that her repairs were insufficient. Yet, when she needed them, they were not there for here. Through the course of the trial it was discovered that she was never obligated to “replace” her roof as long as she repaired it and prevented further damage. She testified that with the little bit of money they gave her in Rita, she could not afford to replace the roof.
The jury heard evidence in this case for 23 days. National Lloyds put a full-court press on. But attorneys for Latosha held firm. Clint Brasher, lead counsel said,
“This was a case with a lot of eyes on it. It was a complicated case because the prior storms and many people were wondering what a jury would think of the case. That is why there were so many witnesses, so many experts.” Costs to try the case for LaTosha was over $100,000 in expenses (not counting attorney time). Brasher said: ‘We believed in the case and believed Latosha was treated unfairly. While it was a costly case for us, we do what we must, no matter the cost, to prosecute the case for our clients.”
In the largest Ike verdict for a homeowner, the jury returned a verdict on every cause of action that Plaintiff submitted, including punitive damages. National Lloyds did not win a single issue with the jury, but, rather than pay the judgment, appealed. On appeal, National Lloyds lost again but still refused to pay the judgment. The next step was the Texas Supreme Court. Asking the Supreme Court to consider the case, mountains of legal research and briefing was required. The Supreme Court last summer declined to accept the case, upholding the verdict. But National Lloyds still did not pay. They asked the Court to reconsider its decision. On October 21, 2016, the Court did just that finally ending the delays. Now, LaTosha can finally get paid for her damage.
National Lloyds was aware that during trial, Latosha was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for breast cancer. Unmoved by LaTosha’s circumstance, and uninterested in settlement negotiations at any time during the appeal, National Lloyds spent tens of thousands appealing a verdict where it did not win a single issue. Mr. Brasher said, “Finally some justice for a great person, a mother, and cancer survivor I am proud to represent.”
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