The Insurance Law Section is an official, sanctioned section of the State Bar of Texas consisting of approximately 2,300 members. Membership is open to all members of the State Bar of Texas.
Our Mission: Promoting collegiality and educating the bench, bar, and public about Texas 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
Winners Announced for the Fall 2022 Texas Insurance Law Student Writing Competition
The competition is an annual state-wide competition, open to written submissions of insurance-related articles authored by law students in good standing from any of the ten accredited law schools in Texas.
Registration is Open for the 20th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course
Register now and join us June 1-2, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio.
Insurance Law Webinar – The State of the Texas Concurrent Causation Doctrine
Order the recording of the 4/11/23 webinar to get the latest update on the Texas Concurrent Causation Doctrine.
Fifth Circuit Interprets Texas’s No-Direct-Action Rule As Applied To Third Party Plaintiffs With Underlying Default Judgment
It is well-settled Texas law that plaintiffs are prevented from directly suing a defendant’s insurer unless and until a final judgment or settlement has resolved the litigation at issue. A related line of cases sets out when a third party (not the insured) can bind a non-participating insurer to an underlying judgment or settlement.
Case Note: In Re Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Company
Texas law has long disfavored the now uncommon practice of liability insurers “soliciting a contribution to a settlement from its insured without first committing its own policy limits.” The Supreme Court of Texas was recently faced with such a situation.
McNeely v. State Farm Lloyds
Court: ND Tx 06/05/2023 Court Denies Request for Additional Attorneys' Fees in Residential Hail Dispute
Quinn v. State Farm Lloyds
Court: Tx 2-Ft Worth 06/01/2023 Court Affirms Summary Judgment for the Insurer on Limitations Grounds
Butts v. State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co.
Court: WD Tx 06/01/2023 Underinsured Motorist Coverage Case Dismissed for Lack of Ripeness
Jones v. Allstate Vehicle & Property Insurance Co.
Court: Tx 4-San Antonio 05/31/2023 Court Affirms Jury Verdict for Insurer in Hail Damage Claim
Valdez v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
Court: WD Tx 05/30/2023 Court Denies Remand Where Dispute Meets Amount in Controversy Requirement
Westlake Chemical Corp. v. Berkley Regional Insurance Co.
Court: Tx 1-Houston 05/25/2023 Court Affirms Summary Judgment for Insurers in Multi-Million Dollar Computer Fraud Claim
Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Gustine Independent School District
Court: Tx 11-Eastland 05/25/2023 Another Court Holds Reinsurer Cannot Force Insured to Arbitrate
Allied World National Assurance Co. v. Old Republic General Insurance Corp.
Court: 5th Cir 05/22/2023 Fifth Circuit Holds CGL Insurer Owes Duty to Defend Where Exception to Employer's Liability Exclusion Applies
Century Surety Co. v. Club Adventure Learning Center LLC
Court: WD Tx 05/22/2023 Court Declines to Consider Extrinsic Evidence in Dispute Over Duty to Defend
Rosales v. Allstate Vehicle & Property Insurance Co.
Court: Tx 5-Dallas 05/16/2023 Court Affirms Denial of Attorney's Fees in 542A Case