Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - July 12, 2011

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This week the TILN summarizes major decisions in recent insurance cases, including:

FEDERAL JUDGE IN HOUSTON DISMISSES EC CLAIMS IN HURRICANE CASE BASED ON INADEQUATE PLEADINGS BY MOSTYN FIRM;

NEW APPRAISAL ORDERS IN HURRICANE CASE FROM HOUSTON FEDERAL JUDGE;

FEDERAL JUDGE FINDS “LEGALLY INTOXICATED” EXCLUSION IS NOT AMBIGIOUS;

COURT OF APPEALS CONCLUDES INSURER HAS NO LIABILITY TO INSURED FOR UIM COVERAGE WHEN SETTLEMENT AMOUNTS EXCEED DAMAGES;

COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF INSURER ON GROUNDS THAT INSURED BREACHED DUTY TO COOPERATE; and

COURT OF APPEALS FINDS WOKRERS’ COMPENSATION CARRIER CAN PURSUE SUBROGATION CLAIMS AGAINST TORTFEASOR AFTER INSURED HAS SETTLED AND DISMISSED CLAIMS WITH PREJUDICE.

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