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Canal Insurance Co. v. Greenland Trucking, LLC

Court: ND Tx  02/09/2021  Federal District Court Applies Exception to Eight-Corners Rule to Find No Duty to Defend

A court of the Northern District of Texas held that an exception to the eight-corners rule applied and allowed the court to consider extrinsic evidence that plaintiff was an employee of the insured where petition was silent on this issue, and, as a result, a policy exclusion applied for bodily injury to employees and the commercial auto insurer had no duty to defend the named insured.

commercial auto insurance policy, duty to defend, eight-corners rule, extrinsic evidence, bodily injury, employee exclusion

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