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What is the “Texas Windstorm Insurance Association”?  Is it an arm of the state government?  Is it a bunch of lawyers with dollar signs in there eyes?  Hopefully, the engineer’s insurance people will go to bat for him and hopefully, he had some basic stuff in place, like a disclaimer of some kind and/or a contract that limited his exposure.  It’s scary to see another engineer get struck by lightning.  I think we would all be interested in how this plays out, please keep us posted.


--- On Tue, 7/28/09, Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> From: Stan Caldwell <stancaldwell(--nospam--at)>
> Subject: Things could be worse ...
> To: "SEAINT Listserv" <seaint(--nospam--at)>
> Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 10:00 PM
> Imagine that you were hired to
> inspect and certify a re-roofing job on a building that you
> did not design.  The reason for the re-roofing work was to
> repair damage caused by Hurricane Rita.  Then imagine
> that Hurricane Ike damaged the building again.  Now,
> imagine that you have just received a letter demanding a
> check for $3,091,985.18.  That actually happened to a
> structural engineer on July 24, 2009 in Texas.  The demand
> is from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.  Payment
> must be made within 25 days. 
> Now then, things don't seem so bleak in your
> practice.  Do they? 
> Regards,
> Stan

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