Ryan Gavin and Mandy Kamykowski secured a defense verdict on behalf of an insurance broker accused of negligence in securing a policy on behalf of a client. The plaintiff owned and operated a 178 unit apartment complex in Houston, Texas that sustained flood damage as a result of a tropical storm. The plaintiff’s insurance claim was denied because the property was located in a federally designated flood zone but did not have a National Flood Insurance Program policy of insurance. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant broker was negligent in failing to discover that the property was in a flood zone and secure appropriate coverage. Damages in excess of $2,000,000 were sought at trial. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant broker.