Laura Grabouski – Van Osselaer Buchanan LLP

9600 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 300W
Austin, TX 78759, United States

Texas Court Reverses Bad Faith Verdict Based on Employment Agreement

The Eighth Court of Appeals for Texas reversed and rendered judgment in favor of a self-insured employer in a suit by a former employee for fraud, bad faith, and wrongful termination stemming from an allegedly wrongful…more
| Insurance, Worker’s Compensation

Alleged Sexual Assault Triggers Professional Liability Coverage, Exclusions

A U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that commercial general liability coverage was excluded for claims of an unauthorized ultrasound that was tantamount to a sexual assault, but the professional…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Is Late Notice a Viable Defense in Texas?

In 2008 and 2009 the Texas Supreme Court adopted the notice-prejudice rule for both occurrence-based and claims-made insurance policies…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Workers' Compensation Extent of Injury Disputes

The Texas Supreme Court decided that the initial 60-day window to challenge compensability of workers' compensation claims does not apply to subsequent disputes over extent of injury…more
| Insurance, Worker’s Compensation
Trinity Universal v. Employers Mut.

Co-Primary Carrier Can Seek Contribution for Defense Costs in Texas

Interpreting Mid-Continent v. Liberty Mutual, which disallowed contribution among carriers at the same level, as inapplicable to defense costs…more
| Insurance

Motions to Seal & Protective Orders

This article reviews Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 76a which governs motions to seal, sealing practice in federal court, and protective orders in state and federal court. It also provides a how-to guide for both motions to seal…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
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