9/17/2010 1:04 PM
Rep. Larry Taylor (R-League City) sent a formal request to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) today. Click here to read a copy of Taylor's clarified request.
Taylor had sent an earlier request to TWIA -- a state-created company that provides windstorm insurance in coastal counties -- for information about a recent lawsuit settlement regarding Hurricane Ike. One of the attorneys for the plaintiffs -- Texas Trial Lawyers Association President-elect Steve Mostyn -- objected to release of the information on the grounds that some of it is confidential. Taylor clarified his request today to make it crystal clear he is not seeking personal information about policy holders.
"I am not seeking any confidential information relating to any individual or corporate policyholder, such as names, personal addresses, social security numbers, or other such personally identifiable information," Taylor wrote.
Taylor is co-chairman of the joint oversight committee on windstorm insurance, and he told LSR he wants the information because he wants to know why it took two years and a lawsuit for those whose homes were reduced to a slab in a hurricane to get compensated.