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Deconstructing Texas Insurance Law: Ewing Confirms Court’s Shift

On Jan. 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court in Ewing Construction Company v. Amerisure Insurance Co. issued another surprising and controversial decision in a construction defect coverage case. For many years the Texas Supreme Courts had largely been a model …

Texas Supreme Court Limits Insurance Exclusions for Builders, Contractors

The Texas Supreme Court issued a key ruling on Jan. 17 that impacts the liability insurance coverage that builders and general contractors carry. Writing for the court, Justice Phil Johnson denied an insurance company’s attempt to avoid paying a claim …

Court Reverses OK for BP to Access Transocean Insurance to Pay Oil Spill Costs

A U.S. appeals court withdrew its decision finding BP Plc had access to $750 million in Transocean Ltd.’s insurance to pay costs of the 2010 oil spill, to ask the Texas Supreme Court a question on coverage. The U.S. Court …

Texas Supreme Court: Bad Faith Tort Inconsistent with Workers’ Comp System

In what has been called a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Texas has found that a bad faith cause of action is inconsistent with the current workers’ compensation system. The Court’s decision strengthens a law affecting millions of Texans, …