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AM. MFR. MUTUAL INS. CO. v. SCHAEFER, 02-0295

Judgment in favor of plaintiff policy holder is reversed where the Texas Standard Personal Auto Policy does not obligate an insurer to compensate a policyholder for a vehicle's diminished market value when the car has been damaged but adequately repaired.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/19/2003
  • Decided 10/24/2003
  • Published 10/24/2003

Judges

  • Justice O'NEILL delivered the opinion of the Court.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Heather Donise Bailey,Haynes & Boone, LLP, Dallas, Amicus Curiae for Heather McDaniel Bailey., Sean D. Jordan, Jackson Walker, LLP, Austin, Amicus Curiae for Mid-Century Insurance Company., Roger Higgins, Thompson Coe Cousins and Irons, Dallas, Amicus Curiae for National Association of Independent., Larry F. York, York Keller & Field, LLP, Austin, Amicus Curiae for State Farm Mutual Automobile., Scott K. Field, York Keller & Field, Austin, Amicus Curiae for State Farm Mutual Automobile I., Jo Beth Eubanks, Pamela G. Matthews, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, San Antonio, for Petitioner American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co., David A. Jones, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, San Antonio, for Petitioners American Motorists Insurance and American Protection Insurance., Barry A. Chasnoff, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, San Antonio, for Petitioner Kemper National Insurance Co., David Roy Nelson, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, San Antonio, for Petitioner Lumbermen's Mutual Casualty., Christopher A. Kesler, Bruce B. Kemp, Kemp & Kesler, L.L.P., Sylvia Davidow, George M. Fleming, D'Lisa R. Simmons, Scott Anthony Love, Anita F. Kawaja, Fleming & Associates, L.L.P., T. Gerald Treece, South Texas College of Law, Michael O'Brien, Houston, for Gary Schaefer.

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