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Texas Case Law and Appeals Panel 2009 Review

Case Law and Appeals Panel Review By Stuart D. Colburn and Charles E. Morse I. CASE LAW REVIEW A. Exclusivity Bar Entergy Gulf Store, Inc. v. Summers, 282 S.W.3d 433 (Tex. 2009) Issue: Exclusivity Bar The Texas Supreme Court holds that a premises owner can be considered a general contractor...

Will Common Law Bad Faith Survive in Texas? Texas Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ruttiger

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, the Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Texas Mutual Insurance Company v. Ruttiger . This case made its way to the Supreme Court following a jury trial in Galveston County where Mr. Ruttiger recovered a verdict of approximately $183,000.00 against Texas...