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Failure To Comply With The EUO Leads To Dismissal: Morgan v. Americas Insurance Company

04/18/2018

Our latest blog post discusses the outcome of a recent case resulting from the failure to comply with an examination under oath.

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Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting: The Ninth Circuit Revives the Old Jurisdictional Principle of Custodia Legis in Vessel Seizures

MARITIME

04/05/2018

This blog post discusses the Ninth Circuit's recently issued decision on the friction between admiralty jurisdiction and bankruptcy jurisdiction in cases involving seized vessels.

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Government Working Together

Real Estate

03/28/2018

Our latest blog post discusses a recent outcome of a master plan designation between the Port of New Orleans and the City of New Orleans. The issue at hand went beyond a traditional zoning dispute and encompassed constitutional conflicts between the Port and the City.

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Newly Enacted Chapter 542A Provides a Partial Safeguard for Adjusters

Real Estate

03/14/2018

Our latest blog post discusses a common occurrence in recent weather-related first-party litigation, involving the inclusion in a lawsuit of local or independent adjusters or consultants in a claim. Among other impacts, their inclusion prevents insurers from removing a state-filed case to federal court.

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Menchaca: Second Time’s A Charm?

Real Estate

02/22/2018

Although by industry standards a small damages case, USAA Texas Lloyds Company v. Menchaca certainly casts a large shadow in the insurance world. The Texas Supreme Court's decision in December 2017 to rehear the long running bad faith dispute has the potential to significantly impact future bad faith litigation in the State of Texas.

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Current Issues in Enforcing Judgments Against Limited Liability Companies

Real Estate

02/14/2018

Our latest blog post examines issues surrounding creditor and debtor rights related to the enforcement of judgments against LLCs, including the charging order statute, a judgment creditor's right to information, rights against single member LLCs and the effect of a bankruptcy filing.

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“Risk-y” Business: Who Bears Financial Responsibility When a Loss Occurs in an Industrial Setting?

Commercial Litigation

01/10/2018

Accidents can happen on job sites. When they do, lawsuits often follow. This blog post explores the question of who bears financial responsibility when a loss occurs and key considerations when negotiating the terms of a work agreement.

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Texas Department of Insurance Issues Two New Bulletins

Commercial Litigation

10/03/2017

The latest bulletins issued by the TDI are of potential interest to property insurers.

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Update: Texas Department of Insurance Catastrophe Bulletins

Commercial Litigation

09/13/2017

Read more about the latest two bulletins issued by the TDI that are of potential interest to property insurers.

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Resources for Insurers: A Compilation of Standards and Regulations in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Commercial Litigation

08/31/2017

A fresh look at the claim adjusting standards and regulations in both Louisiana and Texas, including new bulletins and advisories that have been issued in Hurricane Harvey’s wake.

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