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Weinstein Insurers Balk at Paying Legal Bills

Harvey Weinstein is locked in a messy battle with insurance companies over his steadily mounting legal bills. The insurance giant Chubb and other carriers that wrote liability policies for Weinstein and his film company are arguing in court that they …

Texas High Court Finds No Direct Action Rule Can Apply to DJ Actions Brought Against Insurers in Some Cases

The general rule in Texas is that injured parties cannot sue the tortfeasor’s insured directly until the insurer’s liability has been finally determined by agreement or judgment. See, e.g., Angus Chemical Co. v. IMC Fertilizer, Inc., 939 S.W.2d 138 (Tex. …