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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.

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




Subject to Exceptions? Texas Supreme Court Accepts Challenge to “Eight Corners” Rule

Last March, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in Richards v. State Farm Lloyds, unanimously ratifying the “Eight Corners” Rule as a settled feature of Texas law. However, the Court set the stage for future challenge to this consensus when it noted the “Eight Corners” Rule could “possibly” be “subject…to exceptions.” Which exceptions? How many exceptions? It appears we may soon find out.

Recent Decisions

In re USAA General Indemnity Co.

Court: Tx Sup  05/07/2021   Divided Court Holds Insured Not Bound in UIM Suit to Verdict Rendered in the Underlying Suit Against Tortfeasor

In re Allstate Indemnity Co.

Court: Tx Sup  05/07/2021   Court Abused Its Discretion in Striking Counteraffidavit On Medical Expenses in UIM Lawsuit

Hinson v. State Farm Lloyds

Court: ED Tx  04/26/2021   District Court Affirms Magistrate Grant of Summary Judgment in Hail Dispute
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