Texas Insurance Law Newsbrief - December 22, 2020

December 22, 2020

U.S. DISTRICT COURT MAGISTRATE JUDGE RECOMMENDS DISMISSAL OF RESTAURANT’S COVID-19 BUSINESS-INTERRUPTION CLAIM

Last week, the Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas recommended dismissal of restaurant’s COVID-19 business-interruption claim, after concluding the claim was not covered under various policy provisions.  Read more...

INSURED HAD NO POSSIBILITY OF RECOVERY ON CLAIMS AGAINST BROKERS, U.S. DISTRICT COURT DISMISSES CLAIMS AND DENIES REMAND TO STATE COURT

Last week, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas concluded that the insured had no possibility of recovery on its claims against the insurance brokers and, therefore, the court dismissed the insured’s claims and denied remand.  Read more...

COURT OF APPEALS FINDS LATENT AMBIGUITY IN RELEASE AGREEMENT AND REVERSES SUMMARY-JUDGMENT AGAINST RELEASING PARTY

Last week, the Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston concluded that a release agreement between the insurer and third-party claimant had a latent ambiguity and, thus, summary-judgment based on the release was improper.  Read more...