The Insurance Law Section is an official, sanctioned section of the State Bar of Texas consisting of approximately 2,300 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
Announcing the Fall 2022 Texas Law Student Writing Competition
The competition is an annual state-wide competition, open to written submissions of insurance-related articles authored by law students in good standing from any of the ten accredited law schools in Texas.
Call for applications to join Insurance Law Section Council’s Young Lawyer Subcommittee
The Section is accepting applications from young members of the Section who are interested in serving on the Young Lawyer Subcommittee for a two-year term.
Did You Miss the Insurance Law Webinar – Texas Anti-Indemnity Act for Construction Contracts?
Order the recording of the 8/10/22 webinar to get the latest update on recent court opinions, trends in litigation, and unresolved issues.
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.
A Mediator’s Take on COVID-19: Part II
An update on early COVID-19 coverage rulings. While only a handful of the hundreds of pending cases have been decided, one trend is emerging...
Laur v. Safeco Insurance Co. of Indiana
Court: ND Tx 03/14/2023 Landscape Sprinkler System Exclusion Bars Coverage For Residential Freeze Claim
Amphay v. Allstate Vehicle and Property Insurance Co.
Court: ND Tx 03/13/2023 Cosmetic Damage Exclusion Bars Coverage In Hail Damage Dispute
Dettmer v. Safeco Insurance Co. of Indiana
Court: ND Tx 03/13/2023 Court Denies Remand and Leave to Join Engineer Defendants in Homeowner's Hail Damage Dispute
ExxonMobil Oil Corp. v. AIG Specialty Insurance Co.
Court: ND Tx 03/13/2023 Court Remands Dispute Over Coverage for Products Liability Claims Alleging Bodily Injury
Ryan LLC v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa
Court: Tx 5-Dallas 03/13/2023 Court Reverses Judgment For Insurer and Remands Dispute Regarding Extent of Coverage Under a Crime Policy
First Baptist Church of Watauga Texas v. Church Mutual Insurance Co.
Court: ND Tx 03/12/2023 Court Denies Insurer's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Regarding Damage Allocation and Bad Faith
Arnold v. State Farm Lloyds
Court: SD Tx 03/10/2023 District Court Determines That Attorneys' Fees Were Not Recoverable Following Insurer's Payment of Appraisal Award and Interest
Lawrence Family Fund, LLC v. Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Co.
Court: ED Tx 03/10/2023 Court Remands Case Due to Lack of Diversity Jurisdiction and Properly Joined Adjuster
Perez v. Meridian Security Insurance Co.
Court: SD Tx 03/09/2023 Court Denies Insurer's Motion to Vacate Ruling Addressing Sanctions for Discovery Misconduct
Collins v. State Farm Lloyds
Court: ND Tx 03/08/2023 Court Denies Cross Motions to Strike Multiple Experts in Homeowner's Tornado Dispute