Topic: Coverage & Claims

Uncertainty Surrounds New Texas Insurance Law: Divergent Views Emerge on the Impact of the Texas “Hail Storm Bill” on Hurricane Harvey Claims

As we reported here in May, the Texas Legislature recently passed legislation (House Bill 1774, a copy of which can be found here) which amends Chapter 542 of the Texas Insurance Code—Texas’s general prompt pay statute for insurance claims.

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9th Circuit Requires Excess Insurer to Contribute to Deal Reached by Insured and Primary Insurer

A new federal 9th Circuit appellate decision has ruled for the insured in its suit against its excess insurer that refused to contribute to a settlement. The district court denied the excess insurer’s motion for summary judgment that said the insured failed to secure its consent to the settlement as required by the excess policy.

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