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State Farm Lloyds v. Richards

Court: 5th Cir  09/09/2019  Fifth Circuit Certifies Question to Supreme Court of Texas Regarding Exception to "Eight Corners" Rule Pertaining to Duty to Defend

Federal appellate court asks Supreme Court of Texas to determine whether the "eight corners" rule bars the introduction of extrinsic evidence in determining the duty to defend where the policy language does not require an insurer to defend claims that are "groundless, false or fraudulent."

homeowner's insurance policy, liability coverage, duty to defend, eight corners rule, extrinsic evidence, groundless, false, fraudulent, policy language exception

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