Coverage News: 2009, Issue 1

December 30, 2009 Coverage News
  • A Duty to Indemnify With No Duty to Defend: D.R. Horton- Texas, Ltd. v. Markel Int’l Ins. Co., Ltd., --- S.W.3d ----, No. 06-1018 (Tex. Dec. 11, 2009)
  • Court Refuses Extrinsic Evidence — Pine Oak Builders, Inc., v. Great American Lloyds Insurance Company, 279 S.W.3d 650 (Tex. 2009)
  • When Mold Attacks—Accidental Discharge Under an HO-B Form: Page v. State Farm Lloyds
  • Texas Supreme Court Addresses Statutory Employer Immunity for General Contractors
  • Fifth Circuit Clarifies the CGL Policy’s Exclusions (j)(5) and (j)(6) and Finds an Insurer Is Bound by a Default Judgment After a Wrongful Denial
  • Prodigy Communications Corp. v. AESIC: The Texas Supreme Court Distinguishes Notice Provisions in Claims-made Policies and Requires a Showing of Prejudice
  • Will Texas Maintain Bad Faith in Worker’s Compensation Claims? Texas Mutual Insurance Company v. Ruttiger
  • Appraise First, Argue Later — Texas Supreme Court Sends Message that Texas Courts Will Not Allow Parties to Circumvent Appraisal Clauses but Will Let Them Argue Coverage Later
  • Insurers Beware: Penalties Accrue When Defense Fees Are Incurred