Doyle Dennis LLP Represents the Family of Student Killed in Raid by College Station Police

Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed a petition to open an investigation into the circumstances that caused the death of Mark Hopkins, a 22-year-old student in College Station, Texas.

On February 8, 2022, officers with the College Station police department executed a search warrant at an off-campus residence occupied by Mark, his girlfriend, and another student. The suit alleges that the warrant was based on an affidavit that falsely claimed there were Venmo transactions between Hopkins and Abraham Escobar, the target of the search warrant who police suspected of being a drug dealer. Escobar was neither an occupant of the home that was the subject of the search warrant, nor was he present at the time of its execution.

The lawsuit alleges that at or around 6:00 a.m., College Station PD used “flash bang” devices to enter the premises. Hopkins and his girlfriend awoke during the commotion and believed burglars had broken into their home. According to Mark’s girlfriend, a witness to the tragic events that morning, they did not hear any knocking or attempt by the raid members to identify themselves as police officers. Fearing for their safety, Mark grabbed his personal shotgun as he instructed his girlfriend to hide in the closet and call 911. After College Station PD forced entry into the couple’s bedroom, Mark’s girlfriend witnessed him fall to the ground after being repeatedly shot at by police officers, according to the lawsuit.

After many months of ignored requests for information by the City of College Station, the Hopkins family retained Aaron W. Perry and Doyle Dennis LLP to uncover the truth of the matter. On October 9, 2023, Doyle Dennis LLP filed a “Rule 202” petition on behalf of the Hopkins family in Brazos County, Texas. The family seeks to gain access to incident reports, investigative documents, and unabridged body camera footage to clarify the circumstances that led to Mark’s untimely end. Additionally, they hope that the investigation will facilitate the transparency necessary to clear Mark Hopkin’s name.

Ignoring safety protocols and basic civil rights can lead to grave consequences. Doyle Dennis LLP strives to hold the individuals involved, as well as the systems that enable those individuals, accountable for their conduct. If you or a family member has been harmed by reckless conduct by police officer or other public official, contact us for a free evaluation of your potential claims.

Doyle Dennis LLP Sues XL Insurance America and Intercare Holdings for Insurance Bad Faith

Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed a bad faith insurance suit against XL Insurance America, Intercare Holdings, and Intercare’s insurance adjusters in Maricopa County, Arizona.

After sustaining an on-the-job injury while working for a packing company on January 9, 2021, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client filed a workers’ compensation claim with his employer in Yuma, Arizona. The client received benefits while getting treatment until May 19, 2022, when the defendants improperly terminated benefits of the client’s claim without conducting a proper investigation. Despite numerous attempts to explain to adjusters why the basis for terminating the benefits was incorrect, the defendants repeatedly ignored the client’s communications. The failure to reasonably investigate the basis for terminating an employee’s compensation claim is in direct violation of Arizona law, under which insurance carriers and third-party administrators may be held liable for their failure to conduct an adequate investigation.

Consequently, the client was forced to hire an attorney and request a hearing before the Industrial Commission of Arizona. On May 9, 2023, the Commission found that the client’s benefits were improperly terminated and ordered XL Insurance America to pay the long overdue benefits he was entitled to. Unfortunately, the wrongful conduct did not stop there. Although the workers’ compensation insurance carrier (XL Insurance America) and third-party administrator (Intercare Holdings) were ordered to pay, the defendants continued to dispute and manufacture new reasons to delay the benefits owed to the client. As a direct result of the defendants’ improper withholding of benefits, the client was forced to go without financial support to pay for his medical treatments. The fact that the client’s last medical examination was on May 18, 2022, one day before his benefits were wrongfully terminated, was used to justify the defendants’ refusal to pay indemnity benefits.

The attorneys at Doyle Dennis LLP have significant experience dealing with insurance companies and holding them accountable for committing bad faith, failing to pay out claims, and letting claimants suffer. If you are an injured worker who was harmed by the wrongful denial of workers’ compensation benefits, life insurance benefits, property damage benefits, or other insurance payments, you may have a claim for insurance bad faith. Doyle Dennis LLP will not charge you to complete an initial evaluation of your claim.

Doyle Dennis LLP Files Arizona Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuit Against Travelers Indemnity Company

Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed suit against Travelers Indemnity Company and Traveler’s insurance adjuster. The lawsuit, alleging breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, loss of consortium, and aiding and abetting, was filed in Maricopa County, Arizona on behalf of Doyle Dennis LLP’s clients. The firm will now work on behalf of the clients in order to get the justice they deserve.  

One of the two clients involved in the lawsuit sustained injuries at work. Specifically, he sustained injuries to his right knee and fibula, right clavicle, right hip, bilateral shoulders, lumbar spine, and suffered a traumatic brain injury. As a result of the serious injuries, the client’s marriage changed drastically. For example, due to the severity of the client’s injuries, the client requires care for approximately 10-16 hours per day. As a result of the serious injuries, the client requires significant assistance from his wife in managing everyday tasks. For example, his wife helps manage his medications, helps to communicate with medical providers because of memory issues, prepares his meals, provides companionship, transports the client to and from his medical appointments, attends her husband’s medical appointments, cleans his prosthesis, monitors the client, and completes nearly all the household chores to keep a sterile home environment because of the infection risk. After the client sustained on-the-job injuries, he sought to receive workers’ compensation benefits, including compensation for the palliative care provided by his wife. Unfortunately, Travelers Indemnity Company and Traveler’s insurance adjuster delayed and denied the requests for benefits. Thus, Doyle Dennis LLP is representing both individuals in the bad faith insurance lawsuit against Travelers Indemnity Company and Traveler’s insurance adjuster.

Doyle Dennis LLP has significant experience in representing workers who have been targeted, interfered with, or fell victim to bad faith insurance dealings in Arizona. If you have been targeted, defamed, wrongfully terminated, interfered with, or dealt with a bad faith insurance company or adjuster, call Doyle Dennis LLP today for a free consultation.  

Doyle Dennis LLP Files Suit Against Spheric Assurance Company, Ltd., and Global Insurance Group Holding Company Inc.

Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed suit against two defendants, Spheric Assurance Company, Ltd., and Global Insurance Group Holding Company, Inc.

Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was insured by the insurance company’s policy. The client purchased a policy to insure and protect his boat in the event the boat suffered damage. Unfortunately, on or about August 20, 2022, a fire started in the engine room. The vessel was not in navigation but was anchored. As a result of the fire, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client vessel sank. The client filed a claim with Spheric in San Antonio, Texas, for coverage. Without conducting a proper investigation, the defendants improperly denied coverage of the client’s claim. This was in direct violation of the Texas Insurance Code section 541.060 (a)(2)(A) (formerly Art. 21.21 §4(10)(ii)).   In addition, the defendants failed to timely request from the client any additional items, statements, or forms that the defendants reasonably believed to be required from our client, which is in direct violation of Texas Insurance Code section 542.055 (a)(2)-(3).

The attorneys at Doyle Dennis LLP have dealt with countless insurance companies committing bad faith, failing to pay out claims, and letting claimants suffer. For example, in Stinson v. AIG, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client received a $1.7 million judgment in a similar lawsuit. If you or a loved one has reason to believe they have suffered from an injury or dealt with insurance companies acting in bad faith, please call our office for a FREE CONSULTATION TODAY.

Doyle Dennis LLP Sues Rise Communities LLC, GR-M1, LTD., Meridiana Community Association, Inc.

Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed suit against three defendants Rise Communities LLC, GR-M1, LTD., and Meridiana Community Association, INC., in Harris County, Texas.

Doyle Dennis LLP’s client seeks to hold Rise Communities accountable for its actions related to failing to maintain its structure. In addition, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client seeks to hold Meridiana Community Association liable for its failure to warn, maintain, and protect against hazards and objects that could cause harm to users of their underpass. Lastly, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client seeks to hold GR-M1, LTD., a parent company for Rise Communities, liable for the direct negligence of its subpart. 

On or about June 3rd, 2022, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was riding to work on his electric scooter. While taking his normal route into work, the client utilized the Defendant’s underpass, made specifically for children to bypass above traffic, but was violently thrown from his scooter when he came upon a hidden divot in the underpass. The client suffered a broken jaw and received several stiches in his chin.

Doyle Dennis LPP has significant experience in representing individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of large corporations. For example, in Lunford v. VLive Houston a premises liability dispute, the attorneys at Doyle Dennis LLP was awarded a $52.6 million judgment, including $47+ million in actual damages and $5 million in exemplary damages. If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury due to a company’s negligence, contact the lawyers at Doyle Dennis LLP for an evaluation of your potential claims.  

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