BUCK KEENAN SECURES JUDGMENT AGAINST INSURANCE PROVIDER FOR FIRE CLAIM

June 2010 – Buck Keenan LLP has secured a favorable judgment of $353,000 on behalf of its clients against the Texas Fair Plan Association in the 129th District Court of Harris County, Texas.

Les Little, a partner in the firm, represented Richard Arsto and Debra Ruiz, who were sued by their insurance provider Texas Fair Plan Association for a declaratory judgment after denying the couple’s fire claim. Arsto and Ruiz countersued and won in a trial by jury who found that the claim should have been covered.

Arsto and Ruiz were awarded full insurance benefits plus 18 percent interest for three years along with attorneys fees. The judgment amount of $353,000 is more than double the amount of the original claim.

The case was tried for 4 days in 129th District Court, Harris County, with Judge Michael Gomez presiding.

Founded in 1990, Buck Keenan LLP (Buck, Keenan, Gage, Little Lindley & DeAyala, LLP) is a broad-based business litigation and labor and employment firm located in downtown Houston that offers personalized legal counsel to a wide spectrum of clients and industries, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies to governmental entities. The attorneys at Buck Keenan are experienced in handling matters throughout the United States as well as in international arbitration. For more information, visit www.buckkeenan.com.