Texas High Court Asked To Nix $7.5M Excess Coverage Award

Law360, Houston (October 24, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- RSUI Indemnity Co. asked the Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday to reject a $7.5 million excess coverage award to The Lynd Co. for damage caused to apartment buildings during 2005’s Hurricane Rita, saying a lower appeals court had misconstrued liability limits in Lynd’s insurance policy.

The insurer says the Fourth District's 4-3 decision to overturn RSUI’s trial court win and impose the judgment runs contrary to Texas insurance law because it incorrectly applied the scheduled liability limits of 115 percent contained in the policy. By ruling...
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