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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

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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 Mountain Valley Indemnity Co.

Court: Tx 9-Beaumont  11/10/2022   Trial Court's Order Compelling Production of Insurer's Privileged Communications is Abuse of Discretion

Buttross v. Great Lakes Insurance SE

Court: ND Tx  11/07/2022   Court Adopts Magistrate's Recommendation to Dismiss Non-Diverse Adjuster in Light of Recent Fifth Circuit Authority
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