Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. Files Suit on Behalf of West Independent School District

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Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. to represent West Independent School District in an action against its insurance carrier for allegations of bad faith and underpayment of property damage as a result of the April 17, 2013 fertilizer plant blast.

Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. has filed suit on behalf of West Independent School District in an effort to recover damages sustained to its school facilities and buildings as a result of the fertilizer plant explosion. “The District and taxpayers deserve full recovery for the damage to the schools,” stated Matthew R. Pearson, partner at Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. West Independent School district vs. Argonaut Insurance Company, Trident Insurance Services, LLC, The Texas Association of Public Educators. Cause No. 2014-1985-4, In the 170th District Court, McLennan County Texas.

According to documents filed with the court on May 20, 2014, an ammonium nitrate explosion occurred on April 17, 2013 at the West Fertilizer Company storage and distribution facility in West, Texas, eighteen miles north of Waco. Fifteen people were killed, and over one hundred and sixty people were injured. The blast resulted in widespread property damage to buildings in the City of West and beyond. “We are honored to be selected to represent the interests of West ISD,” stated Marc E. Gravely, partner at Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.

About Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.

Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes. Their clients include school districts, hospitals, and other public and private entities. According to Texas Lawyer, Gravely & Pearson L.L.P. was responsible for the largest insurance verdicts in the state of Texas in 2011 and 2012. Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. attorneys are consistently recognized for their work at both the trial and appellate levels.

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