Insurance Litigation & Coverage
News

03.12.18

Nine TC Attorneys Nominated as Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

02.13.18

Thompson Coe Secures Fourteenth Circuit Decision Supporting Appraisal Process

11.30.17

Harrison Yoss Speaking at CLM on Extra-Contractual Claims

11.08.17

TC Welcomes Insurance Litigation Partner Victor Anderson, III to Los Angeles Office

10.27.17

TC Welcomes Partner Christopher Goodman to Saint Paul Office

10.20.17

Jamie Baker Speaking at Art Law Boot Camp

09.21.17

New Fifth Circuit Decision on Appraisal Award

09.11.17

Seventeen Attorneys Designated Texas Super Lawyers

08.16.17

Thompson Coe Obtains Directed Verdict in Commercial Property Bad Faith Case

08.15.17

Thirteen Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America 2018

06.05.17

Houston Partners Obtain Summary Judgment in Coverage Suit

05.26.17

Thirteenth Year Thompson Coe Ranked as "Band 1" by Chambers

05.15.17

Five Thompson Coe Attorneys Named Best Lawyers In Dallas by D Magazine

04.25.17

TC Attorneys Speaking at 2017 RSUI Claims Seminar

02.28.17

TC Attorneys Speaking at ABA Coverage Seminar 2017

12.01.16

Jody Stasney Speaking at 2016 CLM Conference

11.02.16

Thompson Coe Ranked "Tier 1" in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Ranking

09.27.16

Thompson Coe Elects Four New Partners

09.16.16

Thompson Coe Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict

08.19.16

Thirteen Attorneys included in Best Lawyers in America 2017

07.18.16

Jury Returned Unanimous Defense Verdict in Coverage Case

05.27.16

Twelfth Year Ranked as "Band 1" in Insurance by Chambers

05.19.16

Rhonda Thompson to Speak at 2016 CLM Claims & Litigation Conference

04.05.16

Founding Partner, Bob Cousins, Honored as Texas Trial Legend

02.22.16

Christene Wood Speaks at 29th Annual Juvenile Law Conference 2016

02.08.16

Firm Wins Hail Jury Trial for State Farm Lloyds in Federal Court

01.25.16

Thompson Coe Elects Four New Partners

01.01.16

Thompson Coe Opens New Orleans Office

12.03.15

Jody Stasney Speaking at 2015 CLM Conference

11.02.15

Thompson Coe Tier 1 in Best Lawyers 2016 "Best Law Firms"

09.08.15

Fourteen Attorneys Selected 2015 Super Lawyers

08.17.15

Thirteen Lawyers Selected Best Lawyers

05.20.15

Thompson Coe Recognized by Chambers USA as Band 1 in Insurance

04.09.15

Jamie Baker Speaking at Art Law Update: Survey of Juris Artis

03.27.15

Harrison Yoss Speaking at Annual CLM Conference

03.06.15

Twelve Thompson Coe Attorneys Named Rising Stars

03.04.15

Thompson Coe Attorneys Speaking at 2015 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Seminar

01.26.15

Thompson Coe Announces Two New Partners

11.25.14

Thompson Coe Ranked 38 of 100 Firms With Most Insurance Partners Globally

09.15.14

Thompson Coe Welcomes Coverage Attorney to Los Angeles

09.12.14

Lexington Off Hook For Fired Trucker's $5M Arbitration Win

09.05.14

Fourteen Attorneys Named 2014 Texas Super Lawyers

08.07.14

Insurer Seeks Dismissal Of Condo's $55M Building Defect Suit

05.23.14

Thompson Coe Recognized by Chambers USA

01.22.14

Thompson, Coe, Cousins and Irons, LLP Announces Five New Partners

12.30.13

Thompson Coe Partner Elected Vice Chair of DBA's Tort and Insurance Practice Section

05.28.13

Thompson Coe Partners with Frances O'Meara To Open California Office

05.24.13

Thompson Coe Recognized In Annual Ranking of Leading Firms and Lawyers in America

03.08.13

Twelve Thompson Coe Attorneys Announced as 2013 Super Lawyers - Rising Stars

01.07.13

Thompson Coe Attorneys Obtain Dismissal of Bad Faith Suit in Fifth Circuit

01.01.13

Firm Appoints Two New Partners

12.05.12

Houston Attorneys Secure Unanimous Verdict

09.10.12

Fifteen Attorneys Named 2012 Texas Super Lawyers

07.01.12

Sean A. Clemmensen Named as DAYL's "One to Watch" for July 2012

06.26.12

Thompson Coe Welcomes Jim Reece to Saint Paul Office

06.07.12

Thompson Coe Recognized in Annual Ranking of Leading Firms and Lawyers Throughout America

10.03.11

Fifteen Thompson Coe Attorneys Announced as 2011 Super Lawyers

09.09.11

Thompson Coe Attorneys Receive Favorable Verdict for Insurance Company

08.30.11

Twelve Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America 2012

06.10.11

Chambers USA 2011: Thompson Coe Achieves High Marks in Annual Ranking of Leading Firms and Lawyers Throughout America

03.24.11

Fifth Circuit Affirms Award for CGL Carrier

01.01.11

Thompson Coe Appoints Six New Partners

09.15.10

Thompson Coe Selected by Best Lawyers for “Best Law Firms” 2010

08.16.10

Will D. Davis Named By Best Lawyers As “Lawyer of the Year” for 2010

08.04.10

Seven Thompson Coe Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America®

06.11.10

Chambers USA 2010: Thompson Coe Achieves High Marks in Annual Ranking of Leading Firms and Lawyers Throughout America

02.16.10

Rick Harmon and Brian S. Martin Named as Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition 2010

01.01.10

Thompson Coe Announces New Partner: Jason Yacuk

11.05.09

Thompson Coe Attorneys Prevail in Appeal Before US Court of Appeals

10.21.09

Thompson Coe Attorneys Obtain Verdict For CGL Carrier

09.16.09

12 Thompson Coe lawyers selected as 2009 Super Lawyers

08.21.09

Thompson Coe Attorneys Prevail in Fifth Circuit Mandamus Proceeding

07.31.09

Partners Recognized in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

06.25.09

Diego Garcia Elected Council Member to Insurance Law Section

06.08.09

Six Thompson Coe Attorneys named 2009 Super Lawyers

05.01.09

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons Announces Two New Partners

05.01.09

Garcia and Carsey Chosen as Panelists for ABA Insurance Seminar

04.23.09

Four Houston Attorneys to Present at Advanced Insurance and Tort Claims Seminar

04.01.09

Stephanie Rojo is certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

10.01.08

Partners Recognized in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

09.10.08

Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2008 Seminar

12.01.07

Thompson Coe Names Four New Partners for 2008

10.01.07

Partners Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® -- 25th Anniversary Edition

09.17.07

Twelve Lawyers Named 2007 Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly magazine

06.15.07

Thompson Coe Recognized as a #1 Law Firm in Insurance in Texas in 2007

03.03.07

Diego Garcia Speaks at American Bar Association (ABA) Meeting

01.01.07

Nine Thompson Coe Attorneys Named 2007 Rising Stars

11.16.06

Thompson Coe Names Six New Partners

10.06.06

Nine Thompson Coe Attorneys Named 2006 Super Lawyers

09.01.06

Thompson Coe Attorneys Participate in Community E-Mentoring Program

06.07.06

Thompson Coe Recognized as a Leading Texas Insurance Law Firm for the Fourth Consecutive Year

04.01.06

Three Thompson Coe Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40

01.01.06

Five Thompson Coe Attorneys Named to 2006 Rising Star List

12.20.05

Thompson Coe Adds Five New Associates

12.08.05

Thompson Coe Names Four New Partners

10.01.05

Six Thompson Coe Attorneys Named Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly Magazine

08.25.05

Thompson Coe Files Amicus Brief in Dallas Basketball, Ltd. v. TIG Insurance Company

06.23.05

Seven Thompson Coe Attorneys Named Texas Rising Stars

Publications

09.20.17

Preparing For Art-Related Claims After Hurricane Harvey

03.03.17

Prying Eyes: Protecting the Confidentiality of Defense and Claim Files

10.17.16

You Don't Want to "Shoot a Missed Approach" from Your Adjuster's Desk

05.05.16

Hail No: Insurer Prejudiced by Insured's Delay in Reporting Storm Damage Claim

08.06.15

Ebola Coverage: A Primer (Journal of Texas Insurance Law, Spring 2015)

04.10.15

KABOOM!: Handling Explosion Claims, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update

04.09.15

Emerging Coverage Issues In Fracking Claims, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update

01.01.15

Once More Into the Breach:  Will Fracking Usher in the Next Great Wave of Environmental Litigation?

08.29.14

Potential Conflicts in the Tripartite Relationship: The Use of Billing Guidelines and the Right to Independent Counsel

03.28.13

The Anatomy of a Declaratory Judgment Action, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update

03.01.13

Superstorm Sandy: Lessons Insurers Can Learn From Gulf Coast Hurricanes

06.14.12

Who Pays And How Much?: Allocation Of Defense And Indemnity Costs Among Co-Insurers, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update

08.01.11

Contractual Liability Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policy, 28 DAYL Dicta 7 (August 2011)

10.01.08

Punitive Damages Coverage in Texas - Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going

06.12.08

Doing it Right the First Time

01.16.08

The Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Statute and its Application to the Duty to Defend

01.20.07

Construction Defect Update: What's Building Up in Texas?

01.20.07

Construction Defect Coverage: What's Covered, What's Not?

12.06.06

Preparation and Strategy Considerations in Filing and Prosecuting Coverage Litigation

10.17.06

The Current State of Benzene Litigation, Thompson Coe seminar: The Future and Science of Benzene Litigation

10.12.06

The When, Where and Why's of Litigation Coverage: Strategies for DJ Actions

10.12.06

The Rubic's Cube: Allocation of Coverage

10.12.06

The Role of the Insurance Adjuster and Corporate Representative at Trial

10.12.06

Protecting Your Insured from Enforcement of a Judgment During an Appeal

10.12.06

Expert Testimony

09.01.06

Recent Developments in Homeowners Insurance

09.01.06

Duty to Defend Could Be Triggered by Extrinsic Evidence

04.10.06

Construction Defect Coverage Revisited — With A Twist: Lennar Corp. v. Great Am. Ins. Co.

04.10.06

Fifth Circuit Analyzes CGL Auto Use Exclusion: EMCASCO v. American International

04.10.06

Texas Supreme Court Weighs In On An Insurer’s Right To Intervene In A Liability Lawsuit

04.10.06

Confidentiality: But At What Cost?

04.10.06

Congress Extends the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

04.10.06

The Right to Reimbursement Appears to be Anything But Settled: Frank's Casing

04.10.06

“Sufficiently Definite” Contract is Close Enough — Owner Qualifies as Additional Insured

10.15.05

Court Confirms Akin Not Limited to UM

10.15.05

Insurers’ Right to Reimbursement: Frank’s Casing

10.15.05

Texas Supreme Court Weighs in on Business Pursuits Exclusion in Homeowner Policies

10.15.05

Picking and Choosing: Getting On, or Staying Off a Jury Panel: How Cortez v. HCCI- San Antonio Impac

10.15.05

Wind Versus Flood - Gulf Coast Hurricanes Spark the Debate

10.15.05

Lamar Homes, Inc. v. Mid Continent Casualty Company, 2005 WL 2432029 (5th Cir. Tex., Oct. 3, 2005)

10.15.05

Asbestos-Related Disease: Not a “Bodily Injury by Accident”

10.15.05

Court Denies Rehearing; 21.55 Analysis Stands: TIG Insurance Company v. Dallas Basketball, Ltd.

10.15.05

Claimant Has No Justiciable Controversy Against Insurer

12.06.04

Insurer's Duty to Defend is Not Triggered Until Insured Tenders its Defense

12.06.04

Meaning of “Claim” Addressed in Mex-Tex

12.06.04

The Unqualified Defense Under Traver and Davalos

12.06.04

Loss to Royalty Interest Not “Property Damage”

12.06.04

Must a Homeowner’s Carrier Defend Everything?

12.06.04

Punitive Damages in Texas - Where Do We Stand?

12.06.04

2004 In Review - What a Year!

12.06.04

What is a “Motor Vehicle Accident”?

03.04.04

Coverage for Copyright Infringement in the Marketing of Computer Software: The Insurer's Perspective

12.01.03

Supreme Court Rules on “Diminished Value”

12.01.03

What is a “Temporary Substitute” Vehicle?

12.01.03

Court Finds No Coverage for Encroachment on Easement

12.01.03

Insurer Granted Summary Judgment in Defective Construction Coverage Case

11.01.03

Strategy and Ethics in Declaratory Judgment Actions

07.01.03

Does an Insurer Have a Duty to Prosecute an Appeal on Behalf of its Insured?

07.01.03

How Many Times Can A Claim Be Denied?

07.01.03

Punctured Pipes, Terminal Trenches and Slippery Scaffolds: Is Worksite Safety a “Professional” Matte

07.01.03

Mold Not Covered: Fiess v. State Farm Lloyds

08.12.02

Texas Supreme Court Opens Door to Article 21.21 Liability for Improper Handling of Third-Party Claim

08.12.02

Texas Supreme Court Decides There Can Be An 'Occurrence' as to the Insured with Regard to the Intent

08.12.02

Notice Provisions in Claims-Made Policies: Can the Insured Make a Coverage Determination Before Givin

08.12.02

Pollution Law Update

08.12.02

Mid-Century Ins. Co. of Texas vs. Boyte: Texas Supreme Court Decides Duty of Good Faith Ends

04.11.02

Punitive Damages Are Not Recoverable in Dram Shop Cases

04.11.02

“Completed Operations” Exclusion

04.11.02

Unsolicited Faxes Raise Coverage Issues

04.11.02

Mold Updates

04.11.02

Mold Updates - TDI Authorizes State Farm to Sell Homeowner's Policy Limiting Mold Coverage

04.11.02

When is Misconduct Professional?

12.06.01

The Dilemma of Extrinsic Evidence

12.06.01

In Re Trinity Universal: Severance of Article 21.55 Claims

12.06.01

When Does Good Faith End?

12.06.01

King v. Dallas Fire Insurance Company: Is There Coverage for Intentional Acts?

12.06.01

Business Interruption Coverage - A Quick Refresher

08.16.01

Toxic Mold - Lawsuits Mushroom

06.18.01

Recent Trends in Plumbing Leak / Foundation Damage Claims Under Commercial Property Policies

06.18.01

A Valid Insurance Claim is a Prerequisite to Liability Under Article 21.55

06.18.01

A Rose by Any Other Name: When Does a Pleading Allege an Offense?

06.18.01

Texas Supreme Court Recognizes Right of Reimbursement with Consent Requirement

06.18.01

Insurability of Punitive Damages: Who Really Gets Punished

03.08.01

Recent Developments in Personal and Advertising Injury Coverage

10.04.00

To Sever or Not to Sever? Is the Decision to Sever Bad Faith Claims from Contractual Claims Always w

08.23.00

Common Liability Exclusions | The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

E-Alerts

04.13.18

USAA v. Menchaca: Second Time Around

09.08.17

Hurricane Harvey: 542A Catastrophe Checklist

09.08.17

Hurricane Harvey: 542 Standard Checklist

09.06.17

HURRICANE HARVEY: ANTI-CONCURRENT CAUSATION REVISITED

06.16.17

Supreme Court of Texas Clarifies "Fully Adversarial Trial" Requirement for Liability Insurance

05.26.17

Supreme Court of Texas Provides Guidance on Proportionality of E-Discovery Requests

04.07.17

Texas Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Statutory Bad Faith Liability

02.21.17

Take-Nothing Judgment Affirmed Based on Failure to Provide Notice

12.16.16

Fourth Court of Appeals Affirms Post-Appraisal Summary Judgment for Insurer

08.22.16

Excess Judgment Not Necessary for Suit Against Underlying Carrier for Failure to Accept Prior Settlement Demand Within Policy Limits

04.11.16

Insurer Owes Duty to Defend Data Breach Lawsuit Under Traditional Policy

04.04.16

FIFTH CIRCUIT TIGHTENS IMPROPER JOINDER STANDARD

12.04.15

Texas Supreme Court Rules Mere Incorporation of a Defective Product Does Not Equal "Property Damage"

11.19.15

Fifth Circuit Seeks Clarification on Independent Injury for Insurance Code Claims

09.14.15

Supreme Court of Texas to Determine Whether Responsibility-Shifting Provision of Lease Agreement Violates Public Policy

06.12.15

Fifth Circuit Parses Texas Supreme Court's Reasoning in  Deepwater Horizon and Upholds Limit on Additional Insured Coverage

05.15.15

What happens when the claimant settles with the tortfeasor pre-suit?

04.27.15

Texas Supreme Court Enforces Anti-Concurrent-Causation Clause

02.13.15

Texas Supreme Court Reaffirms Incorporation of Other Documents By Additional Insured Clauses         

10.31.14

Texas Supreme Court Disallows Discovery of Unrelated Claim Files

10.07.14

Texas Supreme Court Grants Review in Concurrent Causation Dispute

09.02.14

Texas Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Coverage Based on Vacancy Provision

09.02.14

Houston Court of Appeals Finds Punitive Damages Are Covered by Commercial Policies, but Remands the Case for Determination of the Public Policy Issue

07.01.14

Fourteenth Court of Appeals Muddies Waters on Policy Benefits and Extra-Contractual Benefits

01.17.14

Texas Supreme Court Limits, and Clarifies, Application of the Contractual Liability Exclusion in CGL Policies

12.23.13

Texas Supreme Court denies rehearing and refuses to further clarify insurers’ rights and duties in Lennar Corp. v. Markel American Insurance Co.

09.18.13

Fifth Circuit Reinstates Appraisal Award Set Aside by Trial Court

09.06.13

Texas Supreme Court Accepts Certified Questions on Scope of Additional Insured Coverage

08.26.13

Texas Supreme Court Expands Liability for “Property Damage” and Limits Enforceability of Consent-To-Settlement Requirements

02.15.13

Texas Supreme Court Adopts New Rules for Dismissal of Baseless Causes of Action and for Expedited Actions

01.01.13

Weather-Related Catastrophe Litigation Management

06.25.12

Texas Supreme Court  Virtually Eliminates Workers' Compensation Bad Faith   

06.18.12

Fifth Circuit Holds Coverage for Faulty Workmanship Barred by the Contractual Liability Exclusion

01.31.12

Workers' Compensation Bar for Borrowed Employees

12.22.11

Additional Insured Coverage Language in the Context of a "Third Party Over" Action

08.29.11

Texas Supreme Court Severely Cuts Back Workers' Compensation Bad Faith

07.05.11

Texas Supreme Court Limits Evidence on Medical Expenses

06.22.11

New Legislation Affects Risk Shifting In Certain Construction Contracts

05.06.11

Texas Supreme Court's Decision on Waiver of Appraisal - In re Universal Underwriters

Past Webinars

04.10.18

PC Webinar: Claims Handling in the Frozen Tundra

03.28.18

ICT Webinar: HB 1774, Six Months Later: Is it Working?

03.20.18

PC Webinar: What Will Be Different with Harvey?

12.19.17

PC Webinar: Coverage Pitfalls – Three Unique Harvey Issues and How to Address Them

11.14.17

PC Webinar: Surveying Harvey's Aftermath: Creative Claims, New Statutory Tools and the Road Forward

10.03.17

TC Webinar: Reserving Rights and Denying Coverage

09.05.17

TC Webinar: 2017 Significant Changes in Texas Insurance Law

05.23.17

TC Monthly Webinar: Supreme Court of Texas: Recent Cases to Keep in Mind

04.18.17

TC Monthly Webinar: Property Legislation Update: Pending Bills and Hailstorm Litigation Reform

02.14.17

TC Monthly Webinar: Defending and Evaluating Texas Nonsubscriber Claims

12.08.16

TC Monthly Webinar: Wave of the Future: Three Emerging Coverage Questions

11.08.16

TC Monthly Webinar: UM/UIM Claims and the Declaratory Judgment Act: An Update on the Law in Texas

10.25.16

TC Monthly Webinar: Show Me the Money: Defending Against Attorneys' Fee Claims

06.28.16

TC Monthly Webinar: Stowers Update: New Issues Surrounding the Stowers Doctrine

05.10.16

TC Monthly Webinar: Defense and Indemnity Obligations in Texas and Louisiana

04.12.16

TC Monthly Webinar: Reserving Rights and Denying Coverage

01.12.16

TC Monthly Webinar: UM/UIM Claims: An Update

11.10.15

Thompson Coe Monthly Webinar: Bad Faith Liability When There is No Coverage

06.09.15

Thompson Coe Monthly Webinar: Supreme Court of Texas: Recent Cases to Keep in Mind

05.12.15

Thompson Coe Monthly Webinar: Handling UM/UIM Claims: An Update

04.14.15

Key Issues To Consider When Handling ERISA Claims

03.10.15

Thompson Coe Monthly Webinar: Trends in Homeowners Association Litigation

09.09.14

Thompson Coe Webinar- Legal Perspective for Defending Weather-Related Property Claims

08.12.14

Thompson Coe Monthly Webinar: Stowers Update - The Duty to Settle in Texas (over 500 attendees)