Published: April 17, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court has announced five rules which the Court believes will “provide clarity regarding the relationship between claims for an insurance policy breach and Insurance Code violations.” USAA Texas Lloyds Co. v. Menchaca, No. 14-0721, slip op. at 6 (Tex. April 7, 2017). 

The new rules are:

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Published: March 21, 2017

McDaniel v. Govt. Empls. Ins. Co., No. 14-17203, 2017 WL 892516 (9th Cir. Mar. 7, 2017)

On cross-motions for summary judgment, the District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled in favor of Amy McDaniel, holding that GEICO had breached the implied duty to settle her lawsuit against a GEICO insured. GEICO appealed that ruling.

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Published: January 3, 2017

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rules that insurer’s offer to settle claims for policy limit in exchange for release and indemnification of insured strikes proper balance between competing duties of good faith to plaintiff and insured under Kentucky law.

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Published: January 3, 2017

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirms District Court’s ruling that company’s liability insurer does not owe a duty to settle to former employee in action against company.

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Published: October 11, 2016

Toney v. State Farm Lloyds, Case No. 14-40914, 2016 WL 4784012 (5th Cir. Sept. 13, 2016).

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Published: September 26, 2016

Defendant Icon Legacy Custom Modular was sued in two separate state court proceedings: one in New York and one in Massachusetts.  Plaintiff Westfield Insurance Company initially agreed to defend Icon as to those actions, but subsequently initiated a declaratory action in the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania seeking a declaration that it owed Icon no defense or indemnity under the subject policy.

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