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The Protracted Battle over Obamacare: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Healthcare Insurers under the Affordable Care Act
August 11, 2020
On April 27, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of four health insurance companies, recognizing their right to sue the federal government for unpaid subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
July 28, 2020
The Southern District of Texas, McAllen Division recently issued an opinion in a UIM case that precludes the recovery of extra-contractual damages absent a finding that the insured was entitled to benefits.
July 14, 2020
The Supreme Court recently issued three per curiam opinions clarifying the effect of an insurer's payment of an appraisal award.
June 23, 2020
The Court has addressed — and rejected — a language-based exception, under which an insurer’s duty to defend is determined by the claims alleged in the petition and the coverage provided in the policy documents.
June 3, 2020
The Texas Supreme Court has—for the first time—expressly adopted an exception to the eight-corners rule, to be applied in cases where the insured and a third party fraudulently collude to secure a defense.
May 12, 2020
Jeffrey Glass recently wrote about a question, certified to the Texas Supreme Court by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, regarding the continuing validity of the “eight corners” rule.
April 9, 2020
Have we mentioned that 'USAA Texas Lloyds Co. v. Menchaca' has changed things? 'Lyda Swinerton' is another example.
October 15, 2019
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently certified to the Texas Supreme Court, and the latter accepted, a question that could end up undermining the "eight corners" rule.
September 24, 2019
Homeowners insurance policyholders and construction contractors should be aware of new law affecting payment of deductibles in Texas.
August 26, 2019
The Texas Court Reporters Association initiated Senate Bill 891, Article 7, becomes effective September 1, 2019. The changes may affect how you do business with court reporters.
July 17, 2019
Payment of an appraisal award on a denied claim does not affect a carrier's potential liability for prompt pay damages under Texas Insurance Code § 542.060.