Texas Court Unlikely To Back Sweeping Liability Exclusions

Law360, Houston (October 2, 2012, 11:11 PM EDT) -- Insurers and construction companies are eagerly waiting for the Texas Supreme Court to weigh in on a federal lawsuit that could radically expand general commercial liability exclusions in the state, but experts from both industries say the high court is likely to call foul on the Fifth Circuit's insurer-friendly ruling.

The state’s high court is considering certified questions in Ewing Construction Co. Inc. v. Amerisure Insurance Co. following the Fifth Circuit’s withdrawal of its own opinion, which was criticized as expanding so-called contractual liability exclusions to...
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