Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

IN A CASE OF FIRST IMPRESSION, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS IMPLIES THAT CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT AGAINST LESSORS ARE NOT PREEMPTED BY THE GRAVES AMENDMENT

Last week, in a case of first impression, the Northern District of Texas implied, but did not expressly hold, that claims of negligent entrustment against lessors are not preempted by the Graves Amendment.  Read more...

FIFTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR INSURER BASED ON INSURED’S FAILURE TO SUBMIT PROOF-OF-LOSS FORM UNDER STANDARD FLOOD INSURANCE POLICY

Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of the insured’s claim of breach of contract against his insurer based on the insured’s failure to submit the proof-of-loss form required by the federal Standard Flood Insurance Policy.  Read more...