Additional Insured At Stake In Texas High Court BP Case

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 5:35 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of Texas is poised to clarify the extent of “additional insured” insurance coverage under Texas law. The court has before it two certified questions from the Fifth Circuit seeking guidance regarding the availability of additional insured coverage in the matter of In re Deepwater Horizon. This case deals with liabilities arising from the catastrophic oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 that followed the accident on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig.

In the litigation, BP PLC, the oil company that...
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