Attorney Ronald Hornback out of The Monson Law Firm’s Texas office recently won a Motion to Disqualify and Strike Insureds’ appraiser, Henry Sienema of Case Strategies Group, LLC, in the case of Lighthouse Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Acosta” before the 61st District Court of Harris County, Texas. After invocation of appraisal, the insureds’ counsel sent notice and demand, supported by an estimate performed by David Sienema, also of Case Strategies Group. On oral hearing, the Court found that Henry’s family relationship with David as well as his being Vice President of the company that performed the estimate both precluded him from being impartial, as required by the Policy. The Honorable Judge Fredricka Phillips signed the Order at the hearing which both struck Mr. Sienema and requires insureds to appoint a competent and impartial appraiser in accord with the Policy. Please click here for a copy of that Order.