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Texas law easing insurer penalties takes effect amid Harvey

AUSTIN (AP) — A new Texas law pushed by the insurance industry kicked in Friday, a week after Harvey made landfall, softening the financial penalty companies could face if they are sued for dragging out homeowner damage claims. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the changes in May, but they didn’t take effect until now, along with most other new laws passed this year in Texas. The destruction wrought by Harvey ignited calls to delay the start date, but Abbott has dismissed the backlash as overhyped. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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