Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS REVERSES AND REMANDS BREACH OF INSURANCE CONTRACT AND VIOLATION OF THE INSURANCE CODE BASED ON FATALLY CONFLICTING JUROR ANSWERS.

The Supreme Court of Texas recently issued its opinion in USAA Tex. Lloyds, Co. v. Gail Menchaca, No. 14-0721, 2018 WL 1770287 (Tex. Apr. 13, 2018).  Read more...

COURT APPLIES HEIGHTENED PLEADING STANDARDS - DISMISSES EXTRA-CONTRACTUAL CLAIMS AGAINST INSURER

Last Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas applied the heightened pleading standards under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 9(b) and 12(b)(6) in dismissing claims alleging a breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing and, violations of the Texas Insurance Code and DTPA arising from a disputed property damage claim under a homeowners policy  Read more...

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