Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP

808 Travis, 20th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002, United States
Phone: 713-632-1700
Fax: 713-222-0101
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
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Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief

CARE CUSTODY & CONTROL EXCLUSION PRECLUDES COVERAGE Last Friday, in Ohio Casualty Insurance Company v. Lloyd Technologies Inc., No. A-09-CA-633-LY (W.D.Tex. September 30, 2011), a Federal District Court Judge in the Austin…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief

HOUSTON COURT OF APPEALS DECLINES TO COMPEL TRIAL JUDGE TO ABATE DISCOVERY IN HURRICANE CASE PENDING APPRAISAL Last Tuesday, in In re Cypress Texas Lloyds, No. 14-11-00726-CV, 2011 WL 4367140, the Houston 14th Court of…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief: Special Report: Texas Wildfires & Valued Policy Claims

In this Special Report, the TILN looks at valued policy law in Texas and "liquidated" claims for policy proceeds. We anticipate that the claims arising from the fires will bring these issues to the forefront for insurers and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - September 19, 2011

SOUTHERN DISTRICT JUDGE REJECTS FORM ANTI-APPRAISAL ARGUMENTS Federal District Judge Ewing Werlein (of the Houston Division of the Southern District) last week granted a motion to compel appraisal urged by Hartford and, in…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential
James v. Hartford

District Court Rebukes Firm for Repititious Meritless Pleadings

In a decision issued on Monday, Judge Werlein in the Houston District of the Southern District of Texas admonished the Mostyn Law Firm for filing meritless, repititious pleadings. Courts are seldom witty, droll, sarcastic, or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief

 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Worker’s Compensation

Texas S.Ct.: Workers Comp Carriers Not Subject to Statutory Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Claims

In a ground-breaking decision, the Texas Supreme Court today decided that workers compensation insurers are not subject to "bad faith" claims for unfair claims settlement practices under the Texas Insurance Code. The court…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief

CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENT FAILURE TO PROVIDE CHAPERONE AGAINST EMPLOYER “ARISE OUT OF” EMPLOYEE’S SEXUAL MISCONDUCT – EXCLUSION APPLIES The Fifth Circuit recently addressed whether negligence claims against the named insured,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Residential

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief

IN THIS ISSUE: Paid v. Incurred Medical Expenses; Coverage for Settlement of FTC Class Action; Insurable Interest; Twombly & Igbal; Premium Payment as Condition Precedent to Coverage; Duty to Defend; Policy Issuance;…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Personal Injury
Florida v. HHS

Appeals Court Rules Against Obama Healthcare Law

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found the individual mandate unconstitutional in the Obama Healthcare legislation. The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by…more
 /  Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Government Contracting, Health, Insurance

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - August 8, 2011

No Extra-Contractual Recovery for AFS/IBEX against Great American in Crime Policy Coverage Fight Recently, in Great Am. Ins. Co. v. AFS/IBEX Fin. Servs. Inc., C.A. No. 3:07–CV–924–O, 2011 WL 3163605 (S.D. Tex. July 27, 2011)…more
 /  Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Worker’s Compensation
Texas General Land Office v. Porretto

Opinion Reversing and Rendering Judgment for Texas GLO

After the State of Texas lost an important trial concerning state versus private ownership of beachfront property, the State retained MDJW lawyers, Levon Hovnatanian and Dale Jefferson, to represent it in further proceedings and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief

Recently, Union Insurance Company successfully defended, and recovered its attorneys’ fees, in an adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court brought by the debtor in possession for building damages allegedly caused by Hurricane…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Maritime Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Texas Insurance, Litigation, and News

Texas courts address the busines auto policy, "advertising injury" coverage, workers compensation and bad faith, and Hurricane Ike. In a case of first impression “in this state and perhaps the country,” the Texas Supreme…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Worker’s Compensation
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