Authorities in Texas are investigating State Farm's claims-handling following 2008's Hurricane Ike, and at least one legislator is asking the state insurance department to look into the matter as well.

According to state officials, the Travis County District Attorney's Office for several months has been collecting information related to claim denials by State Farm Lloyd's—the insurer's unit in Texas—following Ike.

Allegations of claims mishandling has led to hundreds of lawsuits against the insurer, the state's largest writer of homeowners' coverage. Some lawsuits have been settled but others remain outstanding, including a multimillion dollar class-action lawsuit against State Farm that alleges fraud in adjusting primarily roof claims after the hurricane four years ago. 

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