Texas Justices Rescue Builders From Limbo In Ewing Case

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 7:49 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court's long-awaited decision in Ewing Construction Co.'s insurance fight over crumbling tennis courts drew strict boundaries around an exclusion for liabilities that builders assume through contracts, providing much-needed reassurance to the construction industry 19 months after the Fifth Circuit's liberal — and later withdrawn — take on the exclusion.

Contractors throughout the country had been alarmed by developments in Ewing's case against Amerisure Insurance Co., in which a federal court in Texas and the Fifth Circuit held that the contractual liability exclusion in...
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