Texas Court May Clarify Jurisdiction In Cross-Border Disputes

By Jess Krochtengel (May 12, 2017, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court in Dallas will hear arguments in three cases in the coming week addressing when Texas courts have jurisdiction over Mexican entities and individuals, setting the stage for greater clarity on when plaintiffs in cross-border disputes can access the U.S. legal system for tort claims and other legal remedies not always available in Mexico.

Two of the cases involve an insurance dispute arising from an explosion at a candy factory in Mexico, with Elamex SA de CV claiming that it was wrongfully denied coverage under an excess insurance policy and that its insurance brokers committed professional negligence and...

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