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Is Delaying An Insurance Claim An Effective Defense Strategy?

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

In February of 2022, it was reported that more than 10% of all insurance claims related to the infamous Texas freeze were still unresolved. This led to widespread accusations that insurance companies were intentionally delaying claims. But why would insurance companies even want to do this? Why is delaying this process as much as… Read More »


Exxon Mobil Can’t Avoid Climate Change Lawsuits

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Exxon Mobil is one of the biggest companies in Texas, and it is also one of the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas companies. Its roots lie with John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil company, and it’s pretty much the definition of “big business” in America. In fact, this company is probably one… Read More »


How To Defend Against A Marketing Defect Lawsuit

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

One of the most common types of product liability lawsuits involves a so-called “marketing defect.” This means that there was nothing wrong with the product itself, but the plaintiff still became injured because they were allegedly misled or misinformed by the company responsible for selling the product. As you might expect, plaintiffs can encounter… Read More »


How NFTs Can Lead To Lawsuits

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

NFTs have become incredibly popular within the past year or so, and almost inevitably, these non-fungible tokens are leading to lawsuits. If your company is getting involved in this type of investing scheme, you should be aware of the potential legal threats. You should also know that if a non-fungible token violates your copyrighted… Read More »


Companies In Texas Can Be Sued For Spreading Bacteria

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

If you’re running a company in Texas, the last thing you want to face is a product liability lawsuit. If you’re confident about your products, you might think that these legal issues are pretty much impossible. Unfortunately, it’s not just your product that you need to worry about – you also need to consider… Read More »


What Is The “8-Corners Rule?”

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

The so-called 8-Corners Rule is an important aspect of insurance defense in Texas. If you’re running an insurance company and you’re faced with the possibility of defending a policyholder from a legal action, you probably know about this rule. It is closely tied with an insurance company’s “duty to defend,” and it makes sense… Read More »


Johnson & Johnson Pulls Off The Texas Two-Step

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

By now, everyone has heard about Johnson & Johnson’s controversial plan to transfer liability to a spin-off company and then declare bankruptcy. This move is known as the “Texas two-step,” and it is one of the most popular ways for major corporations to avoid paying out millions of dollars to injured victims. According to… Read More »


Twitter Strikes Back Against Texas

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

If you’ve been following Twitter’s legal battles in Texas lately, you already know that the social media giant has been trading blows with Texas lawmakers, attorney generals, and judges. And Twitter certainly isn’t holding back, either. According to new reports, this corporation is now hitting Texas with a retaliation suit, claiming First Amendment violations… Read More »


Defending Against A Product Liability Lawsuit In Texas

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

If your company is facing a product liability lawsuit in Texas, your next steps are extremely important. This lawsuit may have the power to bankrupt your business, or it may irrevocably tarnish your reputation. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can address this situation in an effective manner. By utilizing the best… Read More »


Insurance Companies Brace For Another Cold Winter In Texas

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Most Texans want nothing more than to forget last winter’s woes. However, the historic, disastrous “Texas Freeze” is still affecting residents to this very day. While ERCOT and other companies face continuing lawsuits over last year’s debacle, many people in Texas are looking ahead and wondering whether this winter could be just as bad…. Read More »

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