The Cassitys have a rearguard strategy after all.
The Texas Department of Insurance paid a price for gaining control of NPS and its sister insurance companies: A Rule 11 Agreement. Texas has agreed to not bring litigation against the companies, or various individuals and firms related to NPS. A very steep price, but one Texas may have felt it had to pay in order to gain control of the NPS/Lincoln records.
The $640 million question is who will pursue the Cassitys if the NPS cupboard turns out to be bare?