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5th Circuit: Carrier Must Defend Against Claim Despite Policy Exclusion

Texas law requires an insurer to defend the grandparents of a 10-year-old boy who was killed while driving their all-terrain vehicle against a negligence lawsuit, even though the carrier says neither the boy nor the crash was covered by its …

Fifth Circuit Affirms ‘Eight-Corners’ Rule and Duty to Defend

Because the duty to defend is one of the most important aspects of liability policies such as commercial general liability coverage, it is frequently the subject of litigation. One recent case from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals — GuideOne …