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
Michael W. Huddleston Receives McMains Legend Award
Congratulations to our 2020 Legends of Texas Insurance Law Award recipient.
Did You Miss the Covid-19 Insurance Law Webinar?
Order the recording of the 4/22/20 webinar: "COVID-19: Can Insurance Inoculate Against Damage from the Virus?”
Did You Miss the March 25 Webinar on UM/UIM?
Order the recording of the recent webinar: "On the Road Again with UM/UIM: Is There a Brainard Detour on the Horizon?"
Texas Supreme Court Adopts Collusive-Fraud Exception to Eight Corners Rule
The Texas Supreme Court has—for the first time—expressly adopted an exception to the eight-corners rule, to be applied in cases where the insured and a third party fraudulently collude to secure a defense.
Texas Supreme Court Rejects District Judge’s Exception to the “Eight-Corners Rule”
Jeffrey Glass recently wrote about a question, certified to the Texas Supreme Court by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, regarding the continuing validity of the “eight corners” rule.
Mesa Underwriters Specialty Insurance Co. v. Whitfield & Breitigam Enterprises, LLC
Court: SD Tx 03/30/2023 Insurer Does Not Have Duty To Defend Under Liquor Liability Exclusion
Wendlandt v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London
Court: Tx 13- Corpus/Edbrg 03/30/2023 Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Insurer and Remands So Jury Can Determine if Amended Policy Was Delivered to the Insured
Morakabian v. Allstate Vehicle & Property Insurance Co.
Court: ED Tx 03/30/2023 District Court Grants Summary Judgment to Insurer In Prompt Payment Dispute
Fric v. Allstate Life Insurance
Court: SD Tx 03/26/2023 Life Insurer Did Not Breach Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement in Policy Lapse Dispute
James v. John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
Court: WD Tx 03/24/2023 Substitute Service of Contested Beneficiary in Life Insurance Dispute Authorized
Kahlig Enterprises, Inc. v. Affiliated FM Insurance Co.
Court: WD Tx 03/24/2023 Court Awards But Reduces Costs for Insurer's Claims Handling Expert Following Deposition
Ensley v. Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Co.
Court: ND Tx 03/22/2023 Best Evidence Rule Precludes Summary Judgment on Breach of Contract Claim in Life Insurance Dispute
Markel Insurance Co. v. Origin Bancorp, Inc.
Court: ND Tx 03/21/2023 Lender Has Superior Perfected Security Interest Over Surety Bond Insurer's Interest in Bankruptcy Debtor's Accounts
Kirby v. State Farm Lloyds
Court: ND Tx 03/21/2023 Court Denies Remand and Grants Insurer's Motion to Enforce Settlement in Frozen Pipe Claim Dispute
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. v. Factory Mutual Insurance Co.
Court: ED Tx 03/21/2023 Court Denies Coverage Under Business Interruption Policy for Covid Losses