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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




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.

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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

Collins v. State Farm Lloyds

Court: ND Tx  03/08/2023   Court Denies Cross Motions to Strike Multiple Experts in Homeowner's Tornado Dispute
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