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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




Case Note: In Re Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Company

Texas law has long disfavored the now uncommon practice of liability insurers “soliciting a contribution to a settlement from its insured without first committing its own policy limits.” The Supreme Court of Texas was recently faced with such a situation.

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.

Recent Decisions

In Re American Risk Insurance Co.

Court: Tx 13- Corpus/Edbrg  08/30/2023   Court Denies Mandamus to Insurer Even Though Appointment of Appraisal Umpire Did Not Comply with Policy Provision

Hunt v. Meridian Security Insurance Co.

Court: ND Tx  08/24/2023   Magistrate Holds Sua Sponte That Court Lacks Jurisdiction Where Removing Insurer Was Not a Named Defendant in Removed Action
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