A Texas insurance company is suing Houston lawyer Eric Dick andhis firm, and public adjuster Solomon Eric Bowens and his firm,alleging they conspired in a “fraudulent scheme” to submit stormdamage insurance claims with the intent of financially benefitingthemselves instead of the homeowners.

Southern Vanguard Insurance Co. of Houston alleges that inJune, Dick Law Firm deposited a $39,559.78insurance company check payable to Ruben Lopez, Ester Lopez and abank for a storm-related insurance claim. But Lopez didn’t hire thefirm or get the money.

Hail damage to roof

In fact, Southern Vanguard alleges in the petition that Lopez didnot find out about the insurance claim or the payment until August,when he filed a new claim with the insurance company for haildamage to his roof from the 2015 storm.

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Brenda Sapino Jeffreys

Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys covers the business of law in Texas. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @BrendaSJeffreys