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June 2013 Archives

The Duty to Defend: Causation Ambiguity Leads to Admission of Extrinsic Evidence

car wreck front.jpgThe Facts:  Eddie Siegmund was injured in an automobile collision caused by the negligence Mariana Esquivel. Siegmund subsequently filed suit. Star-Tex Resources and Esquivel sought a defense from Granite State Insurance Company under a CGL policy.  Granite State denied a defense based on the policy's auto use exclusion. Star-Tex and Esquivel then filed a declaratory action seeking a defense and indemnity from Granite State. Both sides moved for summary judgment on defense and indemnity. 

SHOW ME THE MONEY! . . . Wait, never mind.

Show me the Money 06.13.13.jpgThe Facts:  Magnum Staffing Services, Inc. furnished a worker by the name of Elbert Johnson to the City of Bellaire. The City paid Magnum and Magnum paid Johnson. Magnum did not direct the work of Johnson, but did provide workers' compensation coverage for Johnson. The City also provided workers' compensation coverage to its paid employees.

June 2013 TBF Practice Tip

Conflict of Interest 06.03.13.jpgThe Answer (Part 2):  Again, you have the Plaintiff's Original Petition. Jurisdiction and venue look good. However, father has sued individually and as next friend of his minor daughter. Both father and minor daughter were injured in an ATV accident caused by a defect in the ATV. Minor daughter was seriously injured while father only received minor injuries requiring no significant medical treatment, but resulting in loss of wages.

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