Monthly Archives: May 2020
Texas Supreme Court Affirms That Insurer’s Duty to Defend Is Determined Solely by Pleadings & Language in Insurance Policy
In late March, the Texas Supreme Court affirmed a longstanding industry rule, known as the “eight-corners rule,” in an insurance defense case, Richards v. State Farm Lloyds. The rule prohibits the consideration of evidence considered to be extrinsic to the insurance policy and pleadings in a case in determining an insurer’s duty to defend…. Read More »
There is no question that the coronavirus has presented individuals and families with a number of challenges, especially when it comes to family law issues. Not only are some already-divorced parents running into significant new child custody challenges in trying to figure out best to honor their visitation schedules while also keeping their children… Read More »
If I Have Converted My Facility to Producing Ventilators to Help with Coronavirus Efforts, Could I Face Product Liability Claims as A Result?
A number of manufacturers, including those involved in producing automotive products, have transformed their operations into manufacturing medical equipment necessary to help with the coronavirus crisis, such as ventilators, respiratory devices, and other accessories. This will inevitably help more patients who are fighting for their lives as a result of the pandemic. However, many… Read More »
There is no question that there will be a number of breach of contract lawsuits related to the coronavirus pandemic due to parties having to make certain cancellations, seeking to be relieved of their contractual obligations due to coronavirus and the health risks it poses, as well as government orders on staying at home… Read More »