Panel Certifies Questions To Texas High Court Regarding Additional Insured Status

Panel Certifies Questions To Texas High Court Regarding Additional Insured Status

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 29 withdrew its opinion regarding the additional insured status of BP Exploration & Production Inc. and its related entities under policies issued to Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. and certified questions to the Texas Supreme Court regarding whether BP and its related entities are entitled to coverage as additional insureds for claims related to the Deepwater Horizon incident (In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, No. 12-30230, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 18087).

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