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Apr 1, 2014 4:22 PM

Corpus Christi Man Suing Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

CORPUS CHRISTI - A Corpus Christi man has filed a lawsuit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association claiming insurance companies weren't asked to pay their fair share into the windstorm pool in the days after Hurricane Ike.

In 2008, the TWIA board of directors voted to allow the companies to pay only half of the $800 million price tag from that storm.

Community activist Ramiro 'Manny' Gamboa wants a judge to order TWIA to get $600 million from the insurance companies and put the funds into an account to cover future storms.

State Representative Todd Hunter said the board didn't keep it's promise to policy holders. "Let's let the courts decide the facts. If you kept your promise, fine. But if you only did half a promise, let's make sure you do the full promise," Hunter told KRIS 6 News.

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