Insurer Must Defend Co. In $1.5M Fracking Well Damage Suit
Law360 (February 14, 2020, 5:30 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge ruled Thursday that a Markel Corp. insurer must defend OPF Enterprises LLC in a dispute with a customer claiming its oil well was damaged to the tune of $1.5 million by OPF's tainted ceramic fracking materials.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena Palermo concluded that, contrary to Markel unit Evanston Insurance Co.'s contentions, OPF gave sufficient notice to the insurer of the $1.5 million claim asserted by Apache Corp. As a result, Evanston can't deny OPF's coverage request on that basis, the judge held, granting OPF's motion for summary judgment and denying the insurer's competing motion.
Houston-based OPF held...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!