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State Farm Lloyds v. Richards

Court: 5th Cir  07/20/2020  Fifth Circuit Rejects Application of "Very Narrow Exception" to Eight Corners Rule in Reverse and Remand Order

The court, following the Supreme Court of Texas's order on a certified question rejecting the existence of a so-called "policy language" exception to the "eight corners" rule, found that the "very narrow exception" to the same rule also did not apply and, therefore, a duty to defend existed in an underlying liability lawsuit.

homeowner's insurance policy, duty to defend, eight corners rule, groundless, false, fraudulent, policy language exception, very narrow exception

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