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The Insurance Law Section is an official, sanctioned section of the State Bar of Texas consisting of approximately 2,200 members. Membership is open to all members of the State Bar of Texas.

The Insurance Law Section serves to promote the understanding and development of Texas insurance law by providing high quality educational resources to the bench, bar, and public and by promoting collegiality among those with an interest in insurance law.

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The Insurance Law Section is governed by a Council elected from the Section membership at the Section’s annual meeting. Section officers are elected from and by the Council

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State Farm Mutual Automobile Association v. Cook

Court: Tx 4-San Antonio  09/18/2019   The court has held that a UM/UIM insurer may be in bad faith if it refuses to pay benefits until after its insured obtains a judgment against the other driver, even though the insurer's duty to pay does not arise until the insured obtains a judgment, if it is reasonably clear that the insurer will ultimately owe the payment.

AXO Staff Leasing, LLC v. Zurich American Insurance Co.

Court: WD Tx  09/16/2019   A Magistrate of the Western District of Texas granted Insurer's motion to abate lawsuit under a Staffing Industry Crime Coverage Policy concerning coverage for an embezzlement incident by former employee of insured staffing company, where insured refused to provide documents necessary for insurer to conduct investigation of claim and failed to present company representative for an examination under oath, and further granted motion to compel production of the pertinent documents and to present representative for an examination under oath as required by the policy.

Etienne v. State Farm Lloyds

Court: Tx 14-Houston  09/10/2019   Appellate Court Overrules Challenge to Trial Court Appointment of Appraisal Umpire and Finds it Lacked Jurisdiction to Review Sanction of Insured's Attorney

State Farm Lloyds v. Richards

Court: 5th Cir  09/09/2019   Fifth Circuit Certifies Question to Supreme Court of Texas Regarding Exception to "Eight Corners" Rule Pertaining to Duty to Defend

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