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San Antonio Courts Opine on Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees and Bad Faith Damages in the UM/UIM Context

Insurance

10/21/2019

Contributed by Michael McCoy and Christine Edwards, our latest blog covers three cases regarding the evolution of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist laws in Texas, specifically in San Antonio.

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Bankruptcy Insights: The Small Business Reorganization Act

Bankruptcy

10/17/2019

Contributed by Coleman Torrans, our latest blog post discusses the SBRA and its implications for small businesses.

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5th Circuit Affirms Rare Summary Judgment Dismissing Seaman's Jones Act Claim

MARITIME

09/19/2019

A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit emphasizes that seafarers must present some credible evidence linking an employer's negligence to an alleged injury.

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Supreme Court Sides with Fifth Circuit in Resolving OCSLA Choice-Of-Law Dispute

MARITIME

06/11/2019

Contributed by Todd Crawford and David Sharpe, our latest blog post covers the recent Supreme Court decision in a choice-of-law dispute involving the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

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U.S. Fifth Circuit Enforces Arbitration Clause in Insurance Policy

Insurance

05/15/2019

A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit supports contracting parties’ rights “to freely engage in sophisticated contractual arrangements” in the State of Louisiana.

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Forum Selection Clause in Insurance Policy Valid

Insurance

05/10/2019

Our latest blog profiles a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that Louisiana statutory law does not prohibit enforcement of a forum selection clause in a first-party insurance policy.

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‘Can they do that?’ Liability insurance policy provisions could limit the scope of an insurer’s duty to defend policyholders against claims for common business torts

Insurance

03/07/2019

Our latest blog post discusses the importance of reviewing liability insurance policies to ensure full protection against lawsuits.

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Bankruptcy Preferences: Strategies for Businesses to Avoid Being Sued for Pre-Bankruptcy Preference Payments

Bankruptcy

02/07/2019

An examination of bankruptcy preference issues, strategies for dealing with preference liability claims and an overview of statutory defenses.

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Supreme Court Rules Independent Contractors may not be Compelled to Arbitrate Under Federal Arbitration Act

MARITIME

01/17/2019

Our latest blog post covers the recent Supreme Court decision of New Prime v. Oliveira, which addresses Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act and its effect on independent contractors.

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Is Notice Required to the Insurer Upon Application for an Appointment of an Umpire During Appraisal?

10/18/2018

Generally, an insurance policy’s appraisal does not include a provision explicitly requiring that the one party be notified if and when the other party goes to court. In this blog post, our Insurance practice explores whether notice should be required.

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