A Coverage Only Exception To Texas' 8 Corners Rule

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Federal courts in Texas long have been inconsistent about the existence (or lack thereof) of an exception to Texas’ strict “eight corners” rule, which governs an insurer’s duty to defend its insured under a commercial general liability insurance policy. Compare Ooida Risk Retention Group Inc. v. Williams, 579 F.3d 469, 476 (5th Cir. 2009) (adopting a limited exception under Northfield Ins. Co. v. Loving Home Care Inc., 363 F.3d 523, 528 (5th Cir. 2004)), with Mary Kay Holding Corp. v. Fed. Ins. Co., 309 F. App’x...
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