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Month: June 2016

Premises Liability for your Summer Fun Activities

It's that time of year again... time to get outside and enjoy some recreation before the dog days of summer are upon us. But first, something to keep in mind: owners and operators of recreational facilities enjoy a limited protection from liability from guests of...

Texas Supreme Court Weekly Update June 24, 2016

This week the Texas Supreme Court issued 8 opinions and two grants. Two of these opinions are of particular interest. In re Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., et al – 15-0328: In this case, the Texas Supreme Court addressed whether a contractual forum-selection clause can be waived in the absence of prejudice to the other party. This case involved a contract…

Texas Supreme Court Weekly Update June 17, 2016

This week the Texas Supreme Court issued 8 decisions and 4 grants. Two of these opinions are of particular interest: Roy Seger, et al. v. Yorkshire Insurance Co. Ltd., et al. – 13-0673: In this case, the Texas Supreme Court addressed whether an insured’s assignees met the burden of establishing coverage in aStowers action against the insurer who refused to…

Texas Supreme Court Weekly Update June 3, 2016

This week the Texas Supreme Court issued one opinion addressing the apparent conflict between Sections 406.122(b) and 406.123 of the Texas Labor Code in the context of workers’ compensation insurance and the exclusive-remedy defense. TIC Energy and Chemical Inc. v. Kevin Bradford Martin – No. 15-0143 In this case, the Texas Supreme Court determined whether a subcontractor, who is not…