CAT claims, primarily involving hail and hurricanes, present fertile ground for crooks and frauds to inject themselves into the insurance claims process for their own financial gain. As a result, fraudulent claims and other improper schemes are common after every storm. Dallas attorney Steven Badger of Zelle LLP is at the forefront of the insurance industry response to investigating and litigating these claims on behalf of the Texas insurance industry. This work includes addressing the common abuses, manipulation, and outright fraud that have unfortunately become prevalent in this area. Steve has also worked with the Texas legislature in finding statutory solutions to issues involving improper conduct by certain contractors, public adjusters, and policyholder attorneys involved in the claim process. This presentation provides an update on all of the fraud related issues arising after every CAT event.